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

"The Colony"

Town of Warwick

"The Colony" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clifton Patrick, March 21, 2010
1. "The Colony" Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1919 by Sterling Forest Farms Corporation as the first African-American vacation community in New York State.
Erected by Greenwood Forest Farms Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 41° 14.592′ N, 74° 15.85′ W. Marker is in Warwick, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Nelson Rd and Cooper Rd., on the right when traveling south on Nelson Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 193 Nelson Rd, Monroe NY 10950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gladys Taylor’s Inn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bellvale (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sterling Furnace (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wisner Tract (approx. 3.4 miles away); Salem Village of Chester (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sayerville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Residence site of James Burt (approx. 4.3 miles away); Campground (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2010, by Robert R. Fisher of Warwick, New York. Photo   1. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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