Plattekill in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Liberty and Washington Streets, Newburgh
— Historic New York —
General Washington came to the farm home of the Hasbrouck family in Newburgh on April 1, 1782. He occupied the house until August 19, 1783, while his troops were encamped at Temple Hill, a few miles away.
These were trying months while a peace treaty was being negotiated with Great Britain. It was a time of restless inaction for the troops: of discipline maintained with difficulty.
It was at Newburgh, among the General Orders of the Day, August 7, 1782, that General Washington proposed the establishment of the Purple Heart.
Adjacent to the Headquarters is a regional museum.
Erected 1963 by State of New York Education Department, Department of Public Works.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Historic New York State series lists.
Location. 41° 34.648′ N, 74° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattekill NY 12568, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newburgh Area (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Newburgh Area (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Machin’s Mint (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gidney Grist Mill (approx. 4½ miles away); The Balmville Tree (approx. 4.9 miles away); Colden Family Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Historical Site (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.