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Wantagh in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Tour 1790

 
 
Washington Tour 1790 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
1. Washington Tour 1790 Marker
Inscription.  
President George Washington
traveled near this site
April 21, 1790, while
touring Long Island to thank
supporters of the war effort.

 
Erected 1999 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution – Jerusalem Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1845.
 
Location. 40° 39.882′ N, 73° 30.432′ W. Marker is in Wantagh, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Merrick Road and Larch Street, on the right when traveling east on Merrick Road. Marker is located in Cedar Creek Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wantagh NY 11793, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wantagh (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jackson House (approx. 1.4 miles away);
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Red House (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1796 Hotel Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Robert Jackson (approx. 1.7 miles away); Samuel Jones, Esquire (approx. 1.8 miles away); Col. Benjamin Birdsall (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wantagh.
 
Washington Tour 1790 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
2. Washington Tour 1790 Marker
During the Revolutionary War, Long Island remained generally loyal to King George III. It is believed that during his visit, Washington thanked those who supported the American cause privately.
Marker in Wantagh, LI image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
3. Marker in Wantagh, LI
Washington Tour 1790 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
4. Washington Tour 1790 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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