Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sections of the “Old Stone Road”
These two grooved sections of bluestone were once part of the “Stone Road” which was installed on the dirt roads that ran from the bluestone quarries in the Catskills, not far from Kingston, to the waterfront on the Rondout where the stone slabs would be shipped out to cities and towns for sidewalks, curbs and other uses. Because of the heavy weight of the bluestone slabs a firm road surface was needed to keep the horse-drawn wagons from bogging down.
The grooves in the stones were either caused by the heavy weight of the loaded stone wagons, or were cut in to keep the wagons on the road.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 41° 55.116′ N, 73° 58.881′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of E Strand Street and Broadway, on the left when traveling west on E Strand Street. Marker is located near the Hudson River Maritime Museum, on the Kingston riverfront. 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 Mary Powell Bell (here, next to this marker); Louis Caterino (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 20th New York State Militia (about 400 feet away); The Delaware and Hudson Canal (about 400 feet away); Chambers Pear Tree (about 400 feet away); Island Dock (about 500 feet away); Rondout (about 500 feet away); New York State’s Heritage Area System (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.