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Huntington in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Golgotha

 
 
Fort Golgotha Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Fort Golgotha Marker
Inscription.  
This cemetery
Huntington’s First Burial-Place
was opened about 1700.
Within its limits, in 1782,
Fort Golgotha
was built and occupied by British troops.
Here rest the early town’s patriot dead,
soldier and civilian,
among them
Silas Wood
author of the First History of Long Island.
Remove not the old landmark.
                         Proverbs XXIII 10.
1909

 
Erected 1909.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1700.
 
Location. 40° 52.321′ N, 73° 25.441′ W. Marker is in Huntington, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of W Main Street (New York State Route 25A) and Nassau Road, on the right when traveling east on W Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington NY 11743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Burial Hill (here, next to this marker); Huntington World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Old Burying Ground
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(a few steps from this marker); The Trade School Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Sewing & Trade School (within shouting distance of this marker); Declaration of Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington Soldiers & Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington's Old Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Fort Golgotha Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Fort Golgotha Marker
Marker is in the Old Burial Hill Cemetery.
Huntington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Huntington Marker
The marker can be seen here at the base of the tree in the center of the photo.
Graves in the Old Burial Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
4. Graves in the Old Burial Hill Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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