“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Monroe in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Town of Monroe

Town of Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leslie Smith, October 16, 2009
1. Town of Monroe Marker
Inscription.  Created by NYS March 23, 1799 First named Cheescocks, renamed Munroe April 6, 1808, popularized Monroe ca. 1818 after President James Monroe.
Erected 1999 by Monroe Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1873.
Location. 41° 20.064′ N, 74° 11.521′ W. Marker is in Monroe, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 17M and New York State Route 208, on the right when traveling west on State Route 17M. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe NY 10950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monroe, New York (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crane Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monroe School (approx. ¼ mile away); Rest Haven (approx. 0.4 miles away); Landmark of Monroe (approx. half a mile away); Village of Monroe
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(approx. half a mile away); Monroe Cheese Co. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Village of Monroe Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Also see . . .  Town of Monroe, NY 10950. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 142 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 19, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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