Hurley in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Blue stone sections from the “Stone Road” now Route 28A. Used by wagons to transport bluestone from the quarries in Old West Hurley to the docks in Wilbur. Only the “down” track of the road was stoned. Wagon wheels were covered with iron bands and the heavy wagons eventually ground a track in the stone.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 41° 55.506′ N, 74° 3.775′ W. Marker is in Hurley, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 29) and Schoolhouse Road, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Hurley Heritage Society. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hurley NY 12443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Mine Road (a few steps from this marker); Van Deusen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurley Roadbed (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurley Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Guard HouseCol. Charles De Witt (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Old Guard House (about 400 feet away); General Washington (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurley.
More about this marker. A photograph of a man in a horse drawn wagon full of bluestone traveling on the stone road appears at the bottom of the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.