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Peekskill in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Smith

 
 
Camp Smith Marker at Camp entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leslie Smith, January 2, 2010
1. Camp Smith Marker at Camp entrance
Inscription.  
New York National Guard
training camp established
1882. Contains 1900 acres.
Named for Alfred E. Smith,
Governor of New York.

 
Erected 1957 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 41° 17.932′ N, 73° 56.533′ W. Marker is in Peekskill, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Bear Mountain Bridge Road (U.S. 6/202) and Camp Smith Drive on Bear Mountain Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peekskill NY 10566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Countess Lucille VI (within shouting distance of this marker); Jan Peeck Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House (approx. half a mile away); Peekskill F.D.N.Y. Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peekskill Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Peekskill World War I Monument (approx.
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1.2 miles away); Cortlandt Civil War Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Teachers Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peekskill.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An identical marker at the northern boundary of the camp.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Smith history. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center website entry:
In "Forts" under "S" (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.) 
 
Summer View of the Camp Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 10, 2010
2. Summer View of the Camp Smith Marker
Camp Smith entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leslie Smith, January 2, 2010
3. Camp Smith entrance
Tank "Countess Lucille VI" overlooks Camp Smith entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.   2. submitted on November 7, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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