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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Archeology, 1974

 
 
Archeology, 1974 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
1. Archeology, 1974 Marker
Inscription.  
In 1974, archeologists from Temple University excavated this general area. They found evidence of a partially completed building, building supplies and traces of earlier walls, as well as smaller artifacts, including three cannon balls. The archeologists searched for a Revolutionary War cistern reported to be in this area, but found nothing.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 41° 23.407′ N, 73° 57.83′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Delafield Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located inside Fort Putnam on the grounds of the United States Military Academy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McLean Historical Museum Building (a few steps from this marker); Casemates (a few steps from this marker); Artillery and Mortars (a few steps from this marker); Fort Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Sherburne’s Redoubt (a few steps from
Archeology, 1974 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
2. Archeology, 1974 Marker
this marker); Revolutionary War Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); Fort Arnold (a few steps from this marker); Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Marker in Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
3. Marker in Fort Putnam
Fort Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
4. Fort Putnam Marker
The marker is seen here in front of the McLean Historical Museum Building in Fort Putnam.
Fort Putnam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 8, 2012
5. Fort Putnam
The marker is located inside Fort Putnam at West Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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