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Suffern in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Soldier’s Monument

 
 
Soldier’s Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
1. Soldier’s Monument Marker
Inscription.  
The ground at this intersection, “Historic Crossroads of the American Revolution,” had long been a grassy triangle. In 1908 Charles E. Suffern gave the village this cannon, and the stone wall was built around it. Some residents, disliking the new triangle, nicknamed it “Porter’s Fort” after the mayor and tried to have it removed. In 1921 the soldier’s statue was erected. The names of those who served our country since World War I are listed.
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Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitary. In addition, it is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 41° 6.894′ N, 74° 8.973′ W. Marker is in Suffern, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Lafayette Avenue. Marker
Soldier’s Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
2. Soldier’s Monument
The Soldier’s Monument and the cannon mentioned on the marker can be seen in this photo. The marker is located behind the soldier statue.
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is located in a triangle of land at the intersection of Lafayette and Washington Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffern NY 10901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Cannon “Independence” (a few steps from this marker); Rochambeau’s Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Horse Watering Trough (a few steps from this marker); Suffern’s Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffern Grammar School (approx. ¼ mile away); Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Jersey); Indian Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffern.
 
Closeup of Soldier on the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
3. Closeup of Soldier on the Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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