New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Legendary 21-year old hero of the Revolutionary War was hanged as an American spy on Sunday, September 22, 1776, probably within 100 yards of here. Arrested Saturday night, he was interrogated by the British commander, General William Howe, at his headquarters near what is now the United Nations. The exact location of the hanging is one of history’s uncertainties. Other places have been sited, but a British officer’s diary indicated the Royal Artillery park near the Dove Tavern on the Old Post Road, now Third Avenue where it intersects 66th Street.
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Erected by The New-York Historical Society.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 45.934′ N, 73° 57.835′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Memorial is on Third Avenue north of East 65th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manhattan House (within shouting distance of this marker); 131 East 66th Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 130-134 East 67th Street (about 600 feet away); Lexington School for the Deaf (about 800 feet away); Seventh Regiment Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andy Warhol (approx. ¼ mile away); Americas Society (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish Institute (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Nathan Hale Hanging Site. Atlas Obscura entry (Submitted on February 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.