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Orangeburg in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonial Orangetown

 
 
Colonial Orangetown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
1. Colonial Orangetown Marker
Inscription.  
The “Towne of Orange” formed in the Tappan Patent grant of 1686-7 became the seat of provincial government of all Orange County, established in 1683, which then included this area, south of the mountains, set off as Rockland County in 1798. The name Orange was chosen by the colonial custom of honoring members of the royal family.
The Orangetown Tricentennial Committee † 1988

 
Erected 1988 by Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1683.
 
Location. 41° 2.598′ N, 73° 59.116′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Orangeburg Road (County Route 20) and Hunt Road (County Route 16), on the right when traveling east on Orangeburg Road. Marker is in Veteranís Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg NY 10962, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salyer House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cuyper-Van Houten House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Haring - DeWolf House (approx. 1.4 miles away in New Jersey); Blauvelt-Seaman House (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Jersey); Camp Shanks (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shanks Village (approx. 1.6 miles away); Orangetown American Revolution Bicentennial (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Shanks (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Orangeburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
2. Orangeburg Marker
Colonial Orangetown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
3. Colonial Orangetown Marker
Marker is in Veteranís Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
4. Marker is in Veteranís Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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