“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Site of Fort Van Auken

Fort Van Auken Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marlena (van Auken) Gilbert, May 2011
1. Fort Van Auken Marker
Inscription.  Unsuccessfully attacked by Mohawks and Tories led by Joseph Brant in raid on this valley, July 20, 1779
Erected by Town of Deerpark.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1779.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 22.205′ N, 74° 40.267′ W. Marker was in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker could be reached from Country Club Drive. Marker is currently being stored for repair in the historic Huguenot schoolhouse in the Town of Deer Park, NY. The correct location for this marker is at the Port Jervis, NY, country club, which is the historic site of Fort Van Auken. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Decker Fort (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Mine Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Raid
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Cole’s Fort (approx. ¾ mile away); Machackemech Burying Ground (approx. ¾ mile away); Marion Rohner (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); N.J. Line War (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jervis.
More about this marker. Marker was fixed & reinstalled July 2012 & is still in place 2020.
Regarding Site of Fort Van Auken. Fort Van Auken
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2011, by Marlena (van Auken) Gilbert of Zimmerman, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 127 times this year. Last updated on March 1, 2021, by Judy Gumaer Testa of Port Jervis, New York. Photo   1. submitted on July 16, 2011, by Marlena (van Auken) Gilbert of Zimmerman, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2023