Cortland in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
24, 1777, American troops
under Lt. Col. Marinus
Willett turned back
200 British invaders.
Erected 2004 by Van Cortlandt Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 41° 18.75′ N, 73° 54.216′ W. Marker is in Cortland, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Oregon Road, on the right when traveling east. 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. Van Cortlandtville World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Taylor Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Manor (about 400 feet away); House of Pierre Van Cortlandt (about 400 feet away); Old St. Peters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pomeroy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Account of the 1777 skirmish in Cortland. (Submitted on January 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.