Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This House was Occupied by General George Washington
Here the General in 1780, after reviewing the evidence in the case of Major John Andre, Adjunct General of the British Army, approved the report of a Board of General Officers condemning Andre to suffer death as a spy.
Here, on the conclusion of peace in 1783, the British Commander-in-Chief, General Sir Guy Charleton, was “sumptuously” entertained by Washington, when they met to plan the orderly evacuation of New York City by His Majesty’s forces.
The house was built in the year 1700 by Daniel De Clark, leader of the Tappan patentees, who bought all this part of the country from the native Indians in 1682.
The place passed into the possession of John De Wint, a wealthy planter from the West Indies, in 1746, and was known as the “De Wint Mansion” when the Father of our Country sojourned beneath its roof.
This Historic Site was purchased by members
Tablet erected in the Bicentennial year by the Rockland County Society.
Erected 1932 by Rockland County Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 41° 1.183′ N, 73° 56.751′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Livingston Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the George Washington Masonic Historic Site, in front of the De Wint House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Wint House (here, next to this marker); Washington and Carleton Meeting (here, next to this marker); Washington’s Flag (here, next to this marker); Grave Markers from Slave Burial Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Stone Salix Babylonica - Weeping Willow (within shouting distance of this marker); DeWint House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named De Wint House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
Also see . . .
1. DeWint House. Wikipedia website entry (Submitted on December 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Death of John Andre. University of Michigan website entry:
Spy Letters of the American Revolution (Submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,514 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on January 31, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.