Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Daniel D. Tompkins
1774 - 1825
1807 – 1817
Vice-President of the United States
and a resident of Staten Island.
Among many meritorious acts he aided the passage of the law abolishing slavery within the state, added to the fortifications at the Narrows during the War of 1812; founded the Village of Tompkinsville; laid out the Richmond Turnpike; gave the land on which the Dutch Reform Church was built and established the first steamboat ferry from Staten Island.
In 1824 he and Dr. Van Pelt entertained General Lafayette on Staten Island.
George Washington Bicentennial Commission
June 21, 1932
Erected 1932 by Richmond Borough George Washington Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Churches & Religion • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1623.
Location. 40° 38.259′ N, 74° 4.606′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is 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 (a few steps from this marker); The Watering Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1907 Lamp Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Maritime New York (approx. ¼ mile away); United States Merchant Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles 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 November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on August 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.