New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Author of Common Sense and
The American Crisis. 1784 NYS
gave him a farm on this site
seized from a loyalist.
Paine buried here until 1819.
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 550.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
Location. 40° 56.06′ N, 73° 47.495′ W. Marker is in New Rochelle, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of North Avenue (County Route 101) and Paine Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle NY 10804, 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. World War I Monument 1917-1919 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gold Star Mothers Memorial Eastchester Memorial Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Colonel Philip Pell (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Old Boston Road (approx. 2½ miles away); Glover’s Brigade Encampment (approx. 2.6 miles away); “Pelham Dale” (approx. 2.6 miles away).
More about this marker.
Located on the grounds of the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum next to the Thomas Paine National Historical Association.
Regarding Thomas Paine.
Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, was an obscure immigrant when this small pamphlet was published in January, 1776. In the first three months, 120,000 copies were sold, helping to ignite the flame of independence in America.
During the American Revolution, Paine volunteered as a personal assistant to General Nathanael Greene, traveling with the Continental Army. While not an actual soldier, Paine contributed to the patriot cause by inspiring patriots with his sixteen "Crisis" papers, which appeared between 1776 and 1783. "The American Crisis. Number I" was published on December 19, 1776, and began: "These are the times that try men's souls."
George Washington's ordered the pamphlet be read to all of his troops at Valley Forge to bolster morale on December 23, 1776, three days before the Battle of Trenton.
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Also see . . .
1. Thomas Paine Cottage Museum. (Submitted on April 30, 2020, by Suzanne K. Tanswell of New Rochelle, New York.)
2. Thomas Paine (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 30, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. The American Crisis (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 30, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Additional keywords. Thomas Paine Cottage Museum, New Rochelle, New York, Historical Landmark
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Suzanne K. Tanswell of New Rochelle, New York. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Suzanne K. Tanswell of New Rochelle, New York. 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2020, by Suzanne K. Tanswell of New Rochelle, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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