Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1763 – 1892
Used by the British as a prison for American soldiers
1776 – 1783
Cunningham provost marshal
Presented by T.J. Oakley Rhinelander Esq.
to the Colonial Dames of the State of New York
Erected 1903 by Colonial Dames of the State of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
Location. 40° 53.468′ N, 73° 53.681′ 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, next to the Van Cortlandt House. 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. Adoption of the Constitution (here, next to this marker); Major General Porter (a few steps from this marker); Cortlandt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt Mansion (within Van Cortlandt House (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.