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Pawling in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Eastern Border

Historic New York

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, January 8, 2020
1. The Eastern Border Marker
Inscription.  
Mahican and Wappinger Indians once inhabited the area between the Taconic Mountains and the Hudson Valley. Dutch settlers first occupied the river front, so that later comers settled in these highlands. Palatine Germans came from the ill-fated tar camps on the Hudson. A group of Friends from Westchester formed a settlement named Quaker Hill.

Yankees and Yorkers disputed the boundary between New York and Connecticut, which was settled in 1731 by creation of The Oblong, a tract two miles wide and fifty-one miles long, from which Connecticut withdrew. Incensed over high rents and evictions from their lands, tenant farmers under the leadership of William Prendergast in 1766 rebelled against their landlords.

During the Revolution many large landholders were Tories, while their tenants joined forces with the patriots of New England. When in 1777 Col. Henry Ludington's militia company was called to the relief of Danbury, Connecticut, his sixteen-year-old daughter Sibyl. a female Paul Revere, according to tradition, rode through the countryside summoning his men.

Iron manufacture was an early industry here, but
The Eastern Border Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 8, 2020
2. The Eastern Border Marker
the region remained rural. Drovers once herded cattle to the New York City market, but later dairying prevailed.
 
Erected 1961 by Education Department & Department of Public Works.
 
Location. 41° 35.697′ N, 73° 35.177′ W. Marker is in Pawling, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on New York State Route 22 & 55 0.4 miles north of N Quaker Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawling NY 12564, 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. Applachian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Grange Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lakeside Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pawling School 1907 (approx. 1.7 miles away); John L. Worden (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Murrow Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Memorial Trees (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cole’s Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawling.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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