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Walloon Settlers

1624 - 1924

 
 
Walloon Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Walloon Settlers Marker
Inscription.  
Presented to the City
of New York by the
Conseil Provincial Du Hainaut
in memory of the Walloon settlers
who came over to American in the
Nieu Nederland under the
inspiration of
Jesse de Forest of
Avesnes then county of Hainaut,
one of the XVII Provinces.

 
Erected 1924 by Conseil Provincial du Hainaut (Belgium).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 42.287′ N, 74° 0.949′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battery Place and State Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Battery Park, near the entrance to Castle Clinton National. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (within shouting distance of this marker); Giovanni Da Verrazzano
Marker in Battery Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker in Battery Park
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Netherlands Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Netherlands Memorial (about 400 feet away); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (about 400 feet away); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walloon Settlers Monument in Battery Park. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on November 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battery: Walloon Settlers Memorial. The official Parks Department description of the monument. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker at Castle Clinton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Marker at Castle Clinton
Castle Clinton National Memorial can be seen in the photo beyond the marker.
Walloon Settlers Marker new location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 25, 2015
4. Walloon Settlers Marker new location
Due to the rehabilitation of Battery Park, this marker has been moved to a more visible location along Battery Place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,127 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 10, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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