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

Home of Madam Catharyna Brett

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 8, 2020
1. Home of Madam Catharyna Brett Marker
Inscription.  
1709
The Home of
Madam Catharyna Brett
Born in the City of New York,1687 - died in this house, 1764 Wife of Roger Brett and daughter of Francis Rombout co-patentee with Gulian Verplanck of Rombout Precinct, comprising 85,000 acres of land granted to them by James II of England in 1682 bought by them from the Indians, 1683

Madam Brett, pioneer woman settler, wisely developed her inheritance and built the famous grist mill, known as Madam Bretts Mill.

In grateful recognition of her service in this community this tablet is placed by the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York 1939
 
Erected 1939 by the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1709.
 
Location. 41° 30.138′ N, 73° 58.028′ W. Marker is in Beacon, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Van Nydeck Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Teller Avenue, on the right when traveling
Home of Madam Catharyna Brett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 8, 2020
2. Home of Madam Catharyna Brett Marker
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east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Van Nydeck Avenue, 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. Roll of Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carmen Ramputi Marine Corps League (about 300 feet away); Beacon War Memorial (about 300 feet away); City of Beacon Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Howland Center (about 600 feet away); Spanish Pentecostal Church / Rothery File Factory (about 800 feet away); Matteawan Train Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Beacon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beacon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Catharyna Brett, Dutchess County’s First Real Estate Dealer (Dutchess County Historical Society). Dutchess County Historical Society PDF (Submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 

2. Catheryna Rombout Brett. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 

3. Madam Brett Homestead. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 
 
Home of Madam Catharyna Brett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 8, 2020
3. Home of Madam Catharyna Brett
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Aug. 13, 2022