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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kosciuszko’s Garden

 
 
Kosciuszko’s Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
1. Kosciuszko’s Garden Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1778 for rest and meditation by the brilliant Polish military engineer who redesigned and supervised construction of the forts at West Point making it the “Gibraltar of the Hudson” in the Revolution.

This garden, reconstructed in 1968-69, is maintained by the generosity of the Polish American Veterans of Massachusetts and their friends.

May it ever be a place repose in memory of the distinguished Pole who appreciated beauty and serenity even in the midst of strife.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 41° 23.502′ N, 73° 57.219′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Cullum Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the US Military Academy behind building 603. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kosciuszko’s Garden Restoration (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Kosciuszko’s Garden (here, next to this marker); Surrender at Saratoga
Kosciuszko’s Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
2. Kosciuszko’s Garden Marker
(here, next to this marker); General George S. Patton, Jr. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Malek Tennis Center (about 600 feet away); Thayer Walk (about 700 feet away); Dwight David Eisenhower (about 800 feet away); Twentieth Century Wars (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Tadeusz Kosciuszko. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Kosciuszko’s Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
3. Kosciuszko’s Garden Marker
Marker at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
4. Marker at West Point
Kosciuszko’s Garden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 12, 2012
5. Kosciuszko’s Garden
The marker can be seen on the rockface to the right.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Thaddeus Kosciuszko
This statue of Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko is located a short distance north of the marker, near the reconstructed Fort Clinton fortification.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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