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

Anti-Rent War

Anti-Rent War Flagpole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Diane Galusha, circa 2008
1. Anti-Rent War Flagpole
Inscription.  Hole in nearby boulder held flag calling farmers to action in 1840s to protest unfair land rent system.
Erected 2008 by Middletown Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsMan-Made FeaturesNotable Events.
Location. 42° 8.07′ N, 74° 32.604′ W. Marker is near Fleischmanns, New York, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Todd Mountain Road (County Route 49A) and Galli Curci Road, on the left when traveling south on Todd Mountain Road. Google and others mispell Galli Curci Road as "Gelli Curci" Road. County Route 49A begins as Galli Curci Rd, but becomes Todd Mountain Road at this intersection. Sign faces intersection as approached from village of Fleischmanns, on Todd Mountain Road. Location of pole and road is in Delaware County at this point, but road is Ulster County Route 49A. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fleischmanns NY 12430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Fleischmanns NY (approx. 1.7 miles away); Skene Memorial Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ulster County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pine Hill Honor Roll (approx. 3.3 miles away); Elm Street Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); History of Pine Hill and Highmount (approx. 3.3 miles away); Belleayre Mountain Ski Center (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hubbell Homestead (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fleischmanns.
More about this marker. Near the marker is a large stone with a hole. Using this hole to support a pole, local farmers raised a flag to summon a meeting protesting the feudal system by which land titles were held.
Regarding Anti-Rent War. Anti-rent disturbances were widespread in the greater Hudson Valley region, beginning as early as the 1760s in Dutchess County. Following the Revolutionary War, the disturbances reached critical proportions in the 1840s in the Catskills and the Heldebergs. Subsequent events led to the death of Delaware County Undersheriff Osman Steele, imposition of marshal law in Delaware County and ultimately reform of the real property law.
Also see . . .  Reform/Conflict: The Anti-Rent Movement: Brief Introduction.
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(Submitted on November 25, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2009, by Burr Hubbell of Pawling, New York. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then and 128 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Burr Hubbell of Pawling, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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