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West Nyack in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Encampment

 
 
Washington’s Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
1. Washington’s Encampment Marker
Inscription.  
This property on lot 13 in the 1727 division of the Kakiat Patent was part of the DeClark farm from which the name Clarkstown originated.

In August 1780 General Washington and his troops encamped here on an ancient Indian village site. In 1880 the first train of the fledgling New York & Albany Railroad crossed the farm land below where a station platform was built.

 
Erected by Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1727.
 
Location. 41° 6.228′ N, 73° 58.333′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Strawtown Road near Old Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 Strawtown Road, West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Washington’s Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
2. Washington’s Encampment Marker
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of this marker. Pye's Corner (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Clarkstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarkstown Reformed Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Nyack World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Old Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Hempstead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Clarkstown Reformed Church Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Nyack.
 
Marker on Strawtown Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2011
3. Marker on Strawtown Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 3, 2022