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Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Council Rock

 
 
Council Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Council Rock Marker
Inscription.  
Here George Fox, 1672, met
with Wrights, Underhill and
Feeke at Quaker Gathering.

 
Erected 1939 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1672.
 
Location. 40° 52.41′ N, 73° 32.478′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Lake Avenue south of W Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christeen-Oyster Sloop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Trophy Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Oyster Bay Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. half a mile away); End of An Era
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(approx. half a mile away); Oyster Bay Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
Council Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Council Rock Marker
The Council Rock can be seen in this photo in the woods behind the marker.
Marker on Lake Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Marker on Lake Avenue
George Fox was the founder of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers. He met with important residents of Oyster Bay here at Council Rock.
Council Rock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
4. Council Rock
This rock was the site of sacred council fires held by the Matinecock tribe of Long Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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