Beacon in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Born June 18, 1748 – Died July 16, 1828
Lieut. Colonel, Georgia Militia during
the American Revolution, 1776-1779.
Member, Continental Congress, 1780-1788
Signed Federal Constitution, 1787
Member, Georgia Convention to ratify
the Constitution of the United States,
January 2, 1788
One of the two first United States
Senators from Georgia, 1789-1793.
A founder, University of Georgia, 1784.
This marker is placed by the Georgia Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, from
granite quarried from famous Stone Mountain,
near Atlanta, Georgia.
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This marker is also constructed of Georgia granite and was erected by the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial celebration in cooperation with the Reformed Church of Beacon, New York. - June 18, 1979 -
Erected 1939 by Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 41° 30.38′ N, 73° 58.809′ W. Marker is in Beacon, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Wolcott Avenue (New York State Route 9D), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the entrance to the Reformed Church of Beacon. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beacon NY 12508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burial Site (a few steps from this marker); Margaret Fuller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Beacon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fishkill Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis Tompkins Hose Company (approx. ¼ mile away); J. Robert CramerBicentennial Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Beacon Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beacon.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the grave of William Few, Jr. in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia mentioned on the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on April 30, 2012, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. 6. submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.