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Vails Gate in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vails Gate, N.Y.

 
 
Vails Gate, N.Y. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2009
1. Vails Gate, N.Y. Marker
Inscription.  
Named after John D. Vail the
postmaster & toll gate keeper
for the Blooming Grove Turnpike
Company, was formerly known as
Mortonville and Tookers Gate
prior to 1850.

 
Erected by New Windsor Town Historian.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 41° 27.334′ N, 74° 3.215′ W. Marker is in Vails Gate, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Blooming Grove Turnpike (New York State Route 94), on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of the Vails Gate United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 845 Blooming Grove Turnpike, Vails Gate NY 12584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The King’s Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ellison Gristmill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knox Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Edmonston House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Forge
Vails Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2009
2. Vails Gate Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Brewster Forge Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Freedom Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vails Gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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