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

Doodletown

 
 
Doodletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2011
1. Doodletown Marker
Inscription.  
Half a mile up this road
is Doodletown, pioneer
hamlet through which the
British army marched to
attack Ft. Clinton, 1777

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 41° 18.091′ N, 73° 59.169′ W. Marker is in Bear Mountain, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Route 9 W, on the left when traveling north. Marker is just south of the South Entrance Road to Bear Mountain State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bear Mountain NY 10911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gray’s Hill (here, next to this marker); The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails (approx. 0.6 miles away); Palisades Interstate Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Discover the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Preserving a National Landmark (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Fighting at Fort Clinton
Doodletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2011
2. Doodletown Marker
British Gen. Sir Henry Clinton marched from Stony Point in October 1777. At this point, he split his forces into two wings to attack Forts Montgomery and Clinton.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Fighting at Hessian Lake (approx. one mile away); Walt Whitman (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bear Mountain.
 
Doodletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2011
3. Doodletown Marker
Doodletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2011
4. Doodletown Marker
This photo of the marker was taken from the east side of Route 9W.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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