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

Isaac Van Wart

 
 
Isaac Van Wart Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
1. Isaac Van Wart Marker
Inscription.  
Isaac Van Wart
One of Major Andre's
Captors Sept. 23, 1780
Elder of this Church
Elmsford Citizen 1758-1828
Buried Here

 
Erected 1948 by NY State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 23, 1950.
 
Location. 41° 3.218′ N, 73° 49.242′ W. Marker is in Elmsford, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of South Central Avenue (New York State Route 9A) and Parkway Plaza, on the right when traveling north on South Central Avenue. Located in front of the Elmsford Reformed Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmsford NY 10523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Van Wart Memorial (here, next to this marker); Elmsford Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Second Reformed Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Asbury M. E. Church (approx.
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2.6 miles away); U.S. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of White Plains (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle Park (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmsford.
 
Regarding Isaac Van Wart. Isaac Van Wart, John Paulding and David Williams, the three militiamen who captured Major Andre, which led to the exposure of traitor Benedict Arnold, were awarded the Fidelity Medallion, the first military decoration of the United States of America, on General George Washington's personal recommendation.
 
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Van Wart on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Fidelity Medallion on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Isaac Van Wart Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
2. Isaac Van Wart Marker
The tall obelisk behind the marker is the Isaac Van Wart Memorial, marking his grave.
Isaac Van Wart image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Isaac Van Wart
Life-mask bust of Isaac Van Wart at age 66 made at Tarrytown in 1826 by John H. I. Browere from Browere's Life Masks of Great Americans by Charles Henry Hart, 1899, Chapter IV, between pages 33 and 34.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2024. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   3. submitted on July 10, 2024, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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