Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones
Father of the U.S. Navy
This flagpole has been refabricated
from the mast of the U.S.S. Daniel No. 335,
by Lt. Alton Douglass and the crew of
U.S.S. Seattle A.O.E. 3, and installed
on this site with the generous
assistance of interested contractors.
Edward W. Evans, President
Arthur J. O’Brien, Vice President
Jean Gray Barry, Treasurer
Honorable Angelo J. Arcuilo
City Council Minority Leader
Charles J. Henry, Engineer
Erected October 27, 1980
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical date for this entry is October 27, 1959.
Location. 40° 36.679′ N, 74° 2.037′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 101st Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in John Paul Jones Park, under the Verranzo Narrows Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dover Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); First Resistance to British Arms in NYInspiratio per exemplum – Inspiration through example (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions) (about 600 feet away); General Robert E. Lee (about 700 feet away); 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8 (about 700 feet away); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (about 700 feet away); On July 4, 1776 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . .
1. John Paul Jones, Naval Hero. A brief biography and overview of John Paul Jones' naval adventures. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. John Paul Jones Park. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.