Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Burned by Indians
Daughters of the Revolution
of Port Jervis
place this tablet to mark
the fort burned
by the Indians and Tories
under the command of
in the year 1779.
Rebuilt in 1793
This house was occupied for one hundred years (1865-1965) by the family of Nellie R. Cannon.
Through the efforts of Gertrude Lyons Kellam. This site was made available to the Minisink Valley Historical Society in 1970.
Erected by Daughters of the Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 41° 22.705′ N, 74° 42.092′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on W Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Decker Fort (a few steps from this marker); Fort Decker (a few steps from this marker); Bridge Ca. 1855 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tow Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Turntable (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toll House (approx. half a mile away); Port Jervis (approx. half a mile away); Banach Olympic Circle (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jervis.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers that follow the July 1779 raid made by Joseph Brant’s Mohawks and Tories and the subsequent Battle of Minisink.
Also see . . . The Battle of Minisink. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.