Orangetown in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Orangetown American Revolution Bicentennial
Rockland County, N.Y.
Settled 1639 by David De Vries; County seat of Orange County 1683-1764;
Established by New York State 1788 from parts of Lockhart (1685),
Tappan (1686) and Kakiat (1696) Patents:
Home of the Orangetown Resolutions of July 4, 1774.
Orangetown is 22 square miles in area and contains the villages of Nyack, South Nyack, Grand View-on-Hudson and Piermont and the Hamlets of Pearl River, Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Tappan, Sparkill, Nauraushaun, Upper Grand View and Palisades, including Sneden’s Landing.
Orangetown Bicentennial Committee
Erected 1981 by Orangetown Bicentennial Committee.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
Location. 41° 2.778′ N, 73° 57.31′ W. Marker is in Orangetown, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg NY 10962, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shanks Village (a few steps from this marker); Camp Shanks Bataan Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Shanks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orangeburg World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Orangeburg World War I Monument (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Camp Shanks (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Shanks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clausland Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Orangetown Resolutions (Wikipedia). The Orangetown Resolutions were adopted on July 4, 1774, exactly two years prior to the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence. The resolutions were part of a widespread movement of town and county protests of the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament in 1774. (Submitted on September 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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