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Highland Falls in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Warner Sisters

 
 
Warner Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2010
1. Warner Sisters Marker
Inscription.  After the death of their father, Susan (1819-1885) and Ann (1824-1915) Warner lived and worked on Constitution Island on the Hudson, gardening, writing popular books and famous song “Jesus Loves Me.”

They regularly administered to the free religious study of the West Point cadets. During winter they stayed in Highland Falls. Both are buried in the West Point Cemetery.
 
Erected 2006 by Daughters of the U.S. Army and the Local Development Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionEducationWomen.
 
Location. 41° 22.345′ N, 73° 57.865′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Cozzens Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Falls NY 10928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. Molly Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); Iran Hostages (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Benjamin J. Havens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Army Mule (within shouting distance of this marker); Abrams Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USMA Iraq and Afghanistan Deaths (about 300 feet away); The Long Gray Line (about 300 feet away); Town of Highlands (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
Warner Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2010
2. Warner Sisters Marker
Marker in Highland Falls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2010
3. Marker in Highland Falls
Graves of the Warner Sisters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
4. Graves of the Warner Sisters
As stated on the marker, Susan and Anna Warner are buried in nearby West Point Cemetery. This required special permission from the Secretary of War.
Grave of Anna Warner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
5. Grave of Anna Warner
Anna B. Warner
Author of
words to hymn
“Jesus Loves Me”

Jesus loves me. This I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong.
They are weak, but He is strong.
Constitution Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Constitution Island
Constitution Island was the home of the Warner family from 1836 until Anna's death in 1915. It is seen here from Trophy Point in the US Military Academy.
Warner Sisters House on Constitution Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 24, 2011
7. Warner Sisters House on Constitution Island
The house that the Warner sisters lived in still stands on Constitution Island on the east side of the Hudson River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   7. submitted on September 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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