Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The King’s Highway
Connecting the Watering Place (Tompkinsville) with the Cuckold’s Towne (now Richmond) 1705
Richmond County Charter National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 40° 35.605′ N, 74° 6.013′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker can be reached from Richmond Road near Norden Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1476 Richmond Rd, Staten Island NY 10304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huttner-Pasqualini Post, American Legion Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dongan Hills WWII Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Jerome X. O'Donovan Pond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza (approx. one mile away); Korean War Veterans Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil Service Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Original Moravian Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gretta Moulton Gate (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
More about this marker. The marker is flat in the ground at the Billiou-Stilwell-Perine House
Regarding The King’s Highway. Although the early history of Richmond Road is detailed in the pamphlet "History, story, legend of the old King's Highway: now the Richmond Road, Staten Island, N.Y" accessed by the link, it sadly does not explain the backgrounds of "The Watering Place" and "Cuckold's Towne" mentioned on the plaque.
Also see . . . "History, story, legend of the old King's Highway: now the Richmond Road, Staten Island, N.Y". by Charles Gilbert Hine for the Staten Island Antiquarian Society, 1916.
(Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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