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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wihlahoosa Cave

 
 
Wihlahoosa Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce T. Crandall, circa May 1965
1. Wihlahoosa Cave Marker
Inscription.  Major Johannesa Decker, wounded by Indians of Brant's raiding party, escaped by hiding in the cave above July 20, 1779.
 
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 41° 22.769′ N, 74° 39.247′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Neversink Drive (County Route 80). Northeast of Port Jarvis Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Painted Aprons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. one mile away); Decker Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Mine Road (approx. 1½ miles away); Oldest Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 61 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 24, 2020