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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Decker Fort

 
 
Decker Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce T. Crandall, circa May 1965
1. Decker Fort Marker
Inscription.  Major Decker's stockaded house on this site burned by Brant's raiders, July 20, 1779. Militia pursuing Brant rallied here.
 
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1985.
 
Location. 41° 22.15′ N, 74° 40.192′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Neversink Drive (County Route 80). Near Port Jarvis Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Mine Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Machackemech Burying Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cole’s Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Site (approx. one mile away); Trolley Line (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
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 Joseph Brant - Wikipedia. Biography of Joseph Brant and Battle of Minisink (Submitted on March 1, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2013, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. Photo   1. submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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