New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York City Defenses During the War of 1812
New York City Defenses
During the War of 1812
Barrier gate McGowan’s Pass,
Barrier Gate Manhattanville,
Forts Clinton, Fish, and Haight,
and three stone towers.
Also in honor of
Maj. Gen. Garrit Hopper Striker
5th Regiment, 2nd Brigade.
Erected by U.S.D. 1812
Empire State Society
February 22, 1900
Erected 1900 by United States Daughters of 1812.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list.
Location. 40° 48.471′ N, 73° 57.631′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Amsterdam Avenue south of W 118th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Amsterdam Ave. entrance to Columbia University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oscar J. Hijuelos (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Low Memorial LibraryBattle of Harlem Heights (about 800 feet away); Columbia University Midshipmen's Training (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carl Schurz Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecil B. DeMille (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Dewey (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Harlem Heights (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.