Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
House of Pierre Van Cortlandt
with his aides
slept in this house many nights
while making Peekskill
their headquarters in 1776, 1777 & 1778.
It was the house of
Pierre Van Cortlandt,
member of Colonial Assembly,
member of the 2nd., 3rd., and 4th.
President of the Committee
of Public Safety,
a framer of the State Constitution,
First Lieut. Governor
of the State of New York,
Col. Of Manor of Cortlandt Regiment.
The Daughters of the Revolution
of the State of New York
January 19, 1904.
Erected 1904 by Daughters of the Revolution of the State of New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
Location. 41° 18.752′ N, 73° 54.314′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cortlandt Manor NY 10567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper Manor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1777 Skirmish (about 400 feet away); Van Cortlandtville World War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Taylor Tavern (about 700 feet away); Old St. Peters (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Pomeroy (approx. ¼ mile away); Red Schoolhouse (approx. ¼ mile away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.