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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The King’s Highway

 
 
The King’s Highway plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 20, 2013
1. The King’s Highway plaque
Inscription.  
Connecting the Watering Place (Tompkinsville) with the Cuckold’s Towne (now Richmond) 1705
Erected by
Richmond County Charter National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
Helen (illegible)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & 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);
The Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 4, 2012
2. The Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House
1476 Richmond Rd; the oldest building on Staten Island, with construction dating back to 1662.
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.) 
 
The King’s Highway, northern section image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive, 1916
3. The King’s Highway, northern section
The King’s Highway, southern section image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive, 1916
4. The King’s Highway, southern section
Perine House image. Click for full size.
By Pinterest, Unknown
5. Perine House
The missing New York State Education Department marker
 
 
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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the plaque in relation to the house. • • Can you help?
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Feb. 26, 2021