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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wihlahoosa Cave

 
 
Wihlahoosa Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce T. Crandall, circa May 1965
1. Wihlahoosa Cave Marker
Inscription.  Major Johannesa Decker, wounded by Indians of Brant's raiding party, escaped by hiding in the cave above July 20, 1779.
 
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1779.
 
Location. 41° 22.769′ N, 74° 39.247′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Neversink Drive (County Route 80). Northeast of Port Jarvis Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. Indian Raid (approx. Ό mile away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Painted Aprons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kaatsbaan (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Settler (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Port Jervis (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
More about this marker. There are 2 markers in situ for Wihlahoosa Cave. Original marker is on Schoolhouse Road & the newer 2nd is directly on Neversink Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 139 times this year. Last updated on March 1, 2021, by Judy Gumaer Testa of Port Jervis, New York. Photo   1. submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022