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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Daniel D. Tompkins

1774 - 1825

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
1. Daniel D. Tompkins Marker
Inscription.  
Governor of the State of New York
1807 – 1817
Vice-President of the United States
1817-1825
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.

Erected by
Richmond Borough
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 RRChurches & ReligionRoads & 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
Marker at Tompkinsville Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
2. Marker at Tompkinsville Park
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at the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Bay Street, on the left when traveling west on Victory Blvd.. Marker is located at the northwest corner of 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 (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.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
3. Staten Island Marker
Tompkinsville Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
4. Tompkinsville Park
The Daniel D. Tompkins marker is located in Tompkinsville Park. This marker is on the ground a short distance away.
Daniel D. Tompkins image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Daniel D. Tompkins
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906, by Rossiter Johnson.
 
 
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.

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