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Babylon in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Auto Races

 
 
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By Jordan Romano
1. Auto Races Marker
Inscription.  First U.S. Auto Race Held April 14, 1900. 50-Mile Round Trip Queens to Babylon. Sponsored By American Auto Club. Won By Andrew L. Riker
 
Erected 2021 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 794.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 40° 41.777′ N, 73° 19.4′ W. Marker is in Babylon, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Fire Island Avenue and Montauk Highway (New York State Route 27A), on the right when traveling south on Fire Island Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Babylon NY 11702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Babylon Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Babylon Village Fountain (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suffrage Study Club (about 700 feet away); The Babylon Library (about 800 feet away); Robert Moses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Porters Landing (approx. ¼ mile away); South Side R.R. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Babylon.
 
Also see . . .  William G. Pomeroy Foundation | Auto Race. (Submitted on May 13, 2021, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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