Piermont in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On May 4, 1783 General George Washington and Governor George Clinton landed near here on their way to Tappan to meet with Sir Guy Carleton, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army of North America.
Here, on May 6, Washington greeted Carleton upon his arrival from New York on H.M.S. “Perseverance,” following their meeting in the DeWint House in Tappan, where arrangements were made for the final evacuation of British troops from New York at the end of the American Revolution. The American party was entertained by Carleton on May 7 on board the “Perseverance.” Upon boarding and leaving the vessel, the British honored Washington and our country with a 17-gun naval salute, thereby first acknowledging the American nation in the traditional manner.
Dedicated May 5, 1956 by the Tappan Zee Historical Society, Rockland County, New York.
Erected 1956 by Tappan Zee Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1783.
Location. 41° 2.873′ N, 73° 55.111′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 755 Piermont Avenue, Piermont NY 10968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piermont Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. half a mile away); The Flywheel: A Monument to Piermont's Industrial Past (approx. half a mile away); John Charles Fremont (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named John Charles Fremont (approx. half a mile away); Bogertown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sneden House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Last Stop U.S.A. (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piermont.
Also see . . . Onderdonk House - Piermont Historical Society. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.