Beacon in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Welcome to Beacon
Named for the signal fires lit by Washington's troops atop our mountain during the American Revolution, Beacon is a city with a rich history dating back 400 years to when Henry Hudson's Half Moon anchored here in this beautiful bay. Beacon has been blessed by geography: river, creek and mountain helped shape our identity. Today we are a city in transformation ... our old factories have been repurposed for residential and commercial space, our Main Street now an exciting mix of galleries, shops and restaurants. Walk our Urban Trail System and see what makes Beacon special.
Go to: cityofbeacon.org for further information about the City and all it has to offer.
Erected by the City of Beacon and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 30.422′ N, 73° 57.673′ W. Marker is in Beacon, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Fishkill Ave (New York State Route 52) and Robert Cahill Drive, on the right when traveling west on Fishkill Ave. Located at Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beacon NY 12508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ron & Ronnie Sauers Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emergency Responders Clock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carmen Ramputi Marine Corps League (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beacon War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Beacon Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Beacon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Matteawan Train Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beacon.
Also see . . .
1. City of Beacon. (Submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Beacon, New York (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.