New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wading Place / Kings Bridge / Fort Prince Charles
The Wading Place
"The Waterway of Ebb and Flow"
the ferry of Johannes Verveelen
The Kings Bridge
and the second bridge
On the hill above
the Patriot Army constucted
the American fort 1776
later known as
Fort Prince Charles
Erected 1929 by Daughters of the American Revolution Manhattan Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 40° 52.624′ N, 73° 54.534′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 228th Street and Marble Hill Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West 228th Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Number Four (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Independence Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Shorakkopoch (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hessian Military Hut (approx. one mile away); Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (approx. one mile away); Algernon Sydney Sullivan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Memorial Grove (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sgt. John Basilone (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Spuyten Duyvil Creek (Wikipedia). "During the 17th century, the only mode of transportation across the Harlem River was by ferry from the east end of 125th Street. The ferry was established in 1667 and operated by Johannes Verveelen, a local landowner. Many settlers circumvented the toll for the ferry by crossing the creek from northern Marble Hill to modern Kingsbridge, Bronx, a point where it was feasible to wade or swim through the waters. This area was known as the "wading place", and had previously been used by Native Americans...." (Submitted on May 4, 2021.)
2. Fort Prince Charles (Fortwiki). "Fort Prince Charles (1776-1779) - A Patriot Revolutionary War fortification established as Fort No. 9 in 1776 in New York (Submitted on May 4, 2021.)
3. Marble Hill, Manhattan (Wikipedia). "Politically a part of New York County, Marble Hill became an island in the Harlem River when it was separated from the island of Manhattan by the construction of the Harlem Ship Canal in 1895. In 1914, the Harlem River on the north side of Marble Hill was fully diverted to the Canal, with landfill connecting the neighborhood to the Bronx." (Submitted on May 4, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.