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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Blockhouse

 
 
Old Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
1. Old Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Old Blockhouse
Built 1658

 
Erected 1927 by New York State.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1658.
 
Location. 41° 55.963′ N, 74° 1.086′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Fair Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Hundred and Twentieth Infantry New York Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); George Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named George Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Town of Kingston in Ulster County” (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots of the Revolution (about 300 feet away, measured
Old Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
2. Old Blockhouse Marker
The blockhouse was part of the stockade built around the town in 1658 to protect the citizens from local indians.
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in a direct line); Old Dutch Church (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Old Dutch Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Marker in Kingston image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2012
3. Marker in Kingston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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