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The Kings Highway

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The Kings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. The Kings Highway Marker
Inscription.  The King's Highway formerly the road to Flatlands Neck passed this site. Over it the Indian braves and Captain John Underhill with his colonial soldiers passed. Lord Cornwallis, on August 25, 1776, at the head of the British troops silently marched in the night to outflank the Continental Army at the Battle of Long Island. President George Washington drove over this road April 20, 1790 on his journey around Long Island.
 
Erected 1935 by Battle Pass Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1875.
 
Location. 40° 37.424′ N, 73° 56.146′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Kings Highway. Located on the grounds of the Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3931 Kings Highway, Brooklyn NY 11234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Kings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, January 3, 2004
2. The Kings Highway Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Dutch Reformed Church of Flatlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert J Crawford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas F Norton (about 700 feet away); Father Kehoe Triangle (approx. ¼ mile away); John J. Fraser (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marine Major Eugene McCarthy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Floyd Bennett Post # 1060 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lt. Kenneth E Aimee (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  The Kings Highway Dutch Reformed Church - A Brooklyn Historical Landmark. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
The Kings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. The Kings Highway Marker
The Flatlands Reformed Church can be seen in this photo behind the marker.
The Flatlands Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. The Flatlands Reformed Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 28, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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