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

Horse Block

 
 
Horse Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexander Erwin, June 21, 2021
1. Horse Block Marker
Inscription.  Reconstruction of original horse block that made it easier for women with long dresses to climb into wagons or mount horses. Photo shows Ella, Georgia & Eula Hallock with Old Nell. Herman Hallock brought the stones for the walkways surrounding the Homestead back from Hartford, Connecticut about 1860.
 
Erected by Hallockville Museum Farm. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 40° 58.986′ N, 72° 35.396′ W. Marker is in Riverhead, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Sound Avenue east of Herricks Lane, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located on the Hallockville Museum Farm grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6180 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hallock Homestead (here, next to this marker); Shoemaker's Shop (a few steps from this marker); Front Porch (a few steps from this marker); Homestead Kitchen End (a few steps from this marker);
Horse Block image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexander Erwin, June 21, 2021
2. Horse Block
Looking westward, from the point-of-view of the marker.
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Homestead Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicken Coop (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hallock Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Natural Habitat Area (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverhead.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Hallockville Museum Farm's Sustainability Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 9, 2023