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Rosendale in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fording Place

 
 
Fording Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, January 1, 2020
1. Fording Place Marker
Inscription.  
Used by Gen. Clinton's
forces, on way from
Newburgh to defend Kingston,
from British raiders, in
October, 1777.

 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 50.745′ N, 74° 4.45′ W. Marker is in Rosendale, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 32 and Lower James Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 32. Marker is by the bridge over Rondout Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rosendale NY 12472, 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. Rosendale Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rosendale Tourist Info (about 600 feet away); D&H Canal (approx. mile away); Tawaeri Taqui (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tillson House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Meeting House (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Church (approx. 1 miles away); Newkirk Tavern (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosendale.
 
Regarding Fording Place. The British conducted
Fording Place Across Rondout Creek image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Fording Place Across Rondout Creek
As seen from the marker.
several attacks upriver from New York City in October 1777 in an effort to relieve Gen. Burgoyne in Saratoga. The British succeeded in seizing Forts Montgomery and Clinton
(near Bear Mountain) on Oct. 5. Gen. George Clinton, commander of American forces on the western side of the Hudson, chose to retreat north to defend Kingston. Kingston was attacked and burned on Oct. 15, but the attacks had no influence on events in Saratoga.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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