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Declaration of Rights

 
 
Declaration of Rights Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Declaration of Rights Marker
Inscription.  
“That every freeman’s
property is absolutely
his own . . . ”
June 21, 1774

 
Erected 1974 by Town of Huntington.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1840.
 
Location. 40° 52.302′ N, 73° 25.478′ W. Marker is in Huntington, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 25A) and Stewart Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Main Street, 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. “The Forgotten War” (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots of Long Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington's Old Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Burial Hill (within shouting distance
Marker in Huntington image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Marker in Huntington
The marker refers to the “Declaration of Rights” that the Town of Huntington adopted in June of 1774. In addition to the property rights mentioned on the marker, the Declaration stated that “taxation without representation is a violation of the rights of British subjects.”
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of this marker); Fort Golgotha (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Also see . . .
1.  Huntington's Declaration of Rights. New York Heritage Digital Collection:
The original parchment and related information (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. History of Huntington. Town of Huntington website. (Submitted on June 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Declaration of Rights Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Declaration of Rights Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Sep. 25, 2022