Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Watering Place
Near this spot early colonial navigators replenished their ships’ supply of water from a spring well known to those anchoring inside the Narrows before the year 1623.
The Richmond County Chapter,
the American Revolution,
place this tablet to mark
the earliest historical spot
on Staten Island.
Erected 1925 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Richmond County Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1623.
Location. 40° 38.25′ N, 74° 4.577′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Victory Blvd., on the right when traveling south on Bay Street. Marker is located in Tompkinsville Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hiker (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel D. Tompkins (within shouting distance of this The 1907 Lamp Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Maritime New York (approx. ¼ mile away); United States Merchant Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Administration Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Giovanni Verrazzano (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.