West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Chain
was anchored in this cove
1778 – 1783
It was forged at the Sterling Iron Works in Orange County. It was first stretched across the river under the direction of Thomas Machin, Captain of Artillery, in
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1778.
Location. 41° 23.788′ N, 73° 57.19′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Pitcher Road. Marker is located near the bank of the Hudson River, on a trail that can be accessed from the eastern end of Pitcher Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Chain Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Palo Alto (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Resaca De La Palma (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Yorktown (about 300 Battle of Vera Cruz (about 400 feet away); Kosciuszko (about 700 feet away); USMA Class of 1980 Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the site where the Great Chain was anchored on the east side of the Hudson River, on Constitution Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 90 times this year. Last updated on February 14, 2013, by George J. Myers, Jr. of Bronx, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 10. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.