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Huguenot in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Painted Aprons

Legends & Lore

 
 
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July 22, 2016
1. Painted Aprons Marker
Inscription.  Black Rock School attacked by Brant's raiders, 1779. Girls spared as aprons marked with emblem signaling raiders not to harm them.
 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation, New York Folklore Society. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series lists.
 
Location. 41° 22.96′ N, 74° 38.858′ W. Marker is in Huguenot, New York, in Orange County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 Neversink Drive, Huguenot NY 12746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Wihlahoosa Cave (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different
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marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 1.3 miles away); Decker Fort (approx. 1˝ miles away); Neversink Drive (Horn Road) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Mine Road (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Painted Aprons. It’s said that in July of 1779, during the Revolutionary War, Joseph Brant and his raiders swept through the Neversink Valley. They arrived at the Black Rock Schoolhouse, killing the teacher, but sparing the students who wore symbols on their aprons signaling not to harm them.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 24, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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Dec. 4, 2020