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Constitution Island in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fortress West Point

 
 
Fortress West Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
1. Fortress West Point Marker
Inscription.  
Elevations in Feet

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 41° 24.06′ N, 73° 57.079′ W. Marker is in Constitution Island, New York, in Orange County. Marker is located on Constitution Island, near the boat dock. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Chain (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Constitution Island (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Great Chain (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna B. Warner Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hill Cliff Battery (about 400 feet away); The Warner House (about 400 feet away); Fort Constitution Area (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Constitution Island.
 
More about this marker. Marker features a map of West Point and Constitution Island, showing the Great Chain across the Hudson River and the locations of Fort Arnold, Sherburne Redoubt, Fort Willys, Fort Meigs, Fort Webb, Fort Putam, Crow’s Nest and Moore’s House on the west side of the Hudson River, and the North Redoubt, Middle (South) Redoubt, Nelson’s Point and Robinson’s House on the east side.
 
Also see . . .
1. West Point, the United States Military Academy. (Submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Marker on Constitution Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
2. Marker on Constitution Island
The marker is located on Constitution Island, by the boat dock (seen in the background).

2. United States Military Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Fortress West Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
3. Fortress West Point Marker
The house of Susan and Anna Warner can be seen in the background of the photo.
Constitution Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
4. Constitution Island
The marker is located on Constitution Island, across the river from West Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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