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Old Stone House

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
Old Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Old Stone House Marker
Inscription.  
During the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, Maryland continental soldiers under General William Alexander waged a crucial battle at this site. This Dutch farmhouse has been reconstructed.
 
Erected by New York State.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 40° 40.358′ N, 73° 59.041′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Byrne Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Old Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Brooklyn (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Regiment Burial Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maryland Heroes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carroll Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Marker in Brooklyn 's Byrne Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Marker in Brooklyn 's Byrne Park
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.7 miles away); Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Regarding Old Stone House. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. The Old Stone House. Museum Website homepage (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. Online Highways entry (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Old Stone House
The Maryland Regiment under General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) held off the British troops on August 27, 1776, allowing the bulk of the American Army to escape to Brooklyn Heights.
Vechte-Cortelyou House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
4. Vechte-Cortelyou House
At the end of the August 27, 1776 battle, 256 Maryland soldiers lay dead in front of this house. Only 10 escaped across the Gowanus Creek to Brooklyn Heights.
Diorama of Fighting at Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
5. Diorama of Fighting at Old Stone House
This diorama of the Marylanders battling the British troops at the Stone House during the Battle of Brooklyn is on display in the Stone House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on March 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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