Modena in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
River traffic first by sloop and then by steamboat brought increased population and commerce. Small factories sprang up and Newburgh as a thriving port in the nineteenth century was linked to the interior by turnpikes and later by railroads. Fruit growing flourished in the highlands.
Erected 1965 by Education Department – State of New York – N.Y.S. Thruway Authority.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Historic New York State series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1778.
Location. 41° 35.551′ N, 74° 5.298′ W. Marker is in Modena, New York, in Ulster County. Marker can be reached from New York Thruway (Interstate 87 at milepost 66), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Modena Travel Plaza I-87 NYS Thruway - Southbound between Exit 18 (New Paultz) and Exit 17 (Newburgh) at Milepost 66, on the north side of the Service Area building. . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Modena NY 12548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Newburgh Area (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Machin’s MintHistorical Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Town of Shawangunk War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Town of Shawangunk WWI Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Andries DuBois (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on October 23, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos: 1. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 2. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.