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Highland Falls in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benny Havens

 
 
Benny Havens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
1. Benny Havens Marker
Inscription.  
Tavern owner of
USMA cadet fame
buried at this site.
Marker inscribed with
song title tribute.

1789-1877   O & R Utilities

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 41° 20.889′ N, 73° 58.286′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Old NY 218 north of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Highland Union Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Falls NY 10928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Cemetery War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Molly (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Concord Minute Man of 1776 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Garrison Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); Church of the Holy Innocents (approx. 1.2 miles away); The First Chain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sugar Loaf (approx. 1.3 miles away); Iran Hostages (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
Also see . . .
Benny Havens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
2. Benny Havens Marker
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1. Benny Havens, Oh!. YouTube video: Sung by the U.s. Army Chorus (Submitted on August 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Benny Havens - Not Just a Pub. An eclectic assortment of historical facts about the man, the past and present status of his tavern, and dozens of verses of the beloved drinking song bearing his name that is still sung by West Pointers
A sample verse: "To our kind old Alma Mater, our rock-bound Highland home, We'll cast back many a fond regret, as o'er life's sea we roam, Until on our last battlefield the lights of Heaven shall glow, We'll never fail to drink to her and Benny Havens, oh!"
(Submitted on November 27, 2021, by Frederick Bothwell of Georgetown, Texas.) 
 
Benny Havens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
3. Benny Havens Marker
Marker in Highland Union Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
4. Marker in Highland Union Cemetery
Grave of Benny Havens image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
5. Grave of Benny Havens
The marker can be seen in the background by the split rail fence.
Benny Havens Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
6. Benny Havens Grave Marker
Benj. Havens
Died May 29, 1877,
Aged 89 years.
Benny Havens Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
7. Benny Havens Grave and Marker
The Benny Havens Oh! marker is seen here in front of the oblisk that marks the grave of Benny Havens.
. . . . So we'll sing our reminisceneces (sic) of Benny Havens, Oh! image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
8. . . . . So we'll sing our reminisceneces (sic) of Benny Havens, Oh!
For What They Gave website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jun. 29, 2022