Red Hook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stagecoach stop by 1785.
Hosted town meetings, 1813,
and 1st County Fair, 1817.
Now a community center.
Sign donated by junior friends
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
Location. 41° 59.837′ N, 73° 52.45′ W. Marker is in Red Hook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on North Broadway (U.S. 9) north of Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, on the east side of the highway, directly in front of the Elmendorph Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook NY 12571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Historic Diner” (within shouting distance of this marker); Hendricks House (approx. 0.3 miles away); David Van Ness (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Margaret's (approx. 1.2 miles away); James S. Hare (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Rhinebeck AerodromeFormer New York State Champion Tree (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hudson River National Historic Landmark District (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Hook.
Regarding Elmendorph Inn. National Register of Historic Places #78001850.
Also see . . . Elmendorph Inn (Wikipedia). It was built in the mid-18th century as an inn to serve long-distance travelers on the Albany Post Road. In the 1810s, it became the meeting place of the Red Hook Town Board for the next several decades. It has had a number of owners; the Elmendorphs are the earliest known ones. In the 1830s, it was expanded and renovated, eventually becoming just a residence. After a recent restoration it has become a community center. (Submitted on July 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.