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Mary Lindley Murray

 
 
Mary Lindley Murray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 29, 2011
1. Mary Lindley Murray Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of
Mary Lindley Murray
wife of Robert Murray
for services rendered her country
during the American Revolution,
entertaining at her home, on this site,
Gen. Howe and his officers, until the
American troops under Gen. Putnam escaped.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWomen.
 
Location. 40° 44.937′ N, 73° 58.799′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and 37th Street, in the median on Park Avenue. Marker is on the median strip in the middle of Park Avenue, just south of 37th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Union League Club (within shouting distance of this marker); 67 Park Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 23 Park Avenue (about 400 feet away); John Paul II House (about 500 feet away); Inclenberg (about 500 feet away);
Mary Lindley Murray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 29, 2011
2. Mary Lindley Murray Marker
In 1776 the Murray mansion stood at this location at Murray Hill. General William Howe used this site to observe his troops during their invasion of Manhattan. Mrs. Murray detained Howe and his officers long enough for the American troops to safely retreat.
The Church of the Incarnation (about 600 feet away); Park Avenue Viaduct (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sniffen Court (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Marker on Park Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 29, 2011
3. Marker on Park Avenue
The Mary Lindley Murray is seen here on the median strip on Park Avenue.
New York City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 29, 2011
4. New York City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,227 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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