Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Placed in the custody of the
Colonial Dames of the State
of New York – MDCCXLVIII
Opened by them as a public Museum
This large estate has been held
continuously by the descendants
of Jacobus van Courtlandt who
was born in 1658, Mayor of the
City 1719, until purchased for a
public park – MDCCCLXXXIX
Virtues Majorum Filiae Conservant
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1658.
Location. 40° 53.458′ N, 73° 53.692′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Van Cortlandt Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Cortlandt Mansion (here, next to this marker); Van Cortlandt House (a few steps from this marker); Adoption of the Constitution (a few steps from this marker); Prison Window (within Major General Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Grove (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sgt. John Basilone (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
Also see . . . The Van Cortlandt House Museum. Museum Website, an overview of the history of the house & estate (Submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.