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

Forge Hill Road

 
 
Forge Hill Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Forge Hill Road Marker
Inscription.  
Named for Brewster Forge of Revolutionary period. Soldiers, marching to New Windsor Camp, 1782 passed over this road.
 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 41° 27.436′ N, 74° 1.514′ W. Marker is in New Windsor, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Forge Hill Road (County Route 74) and 9W, on the left when traveling east on Forge Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Windsor NY 12553, 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. Brewster Forge Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Forge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic New Windsor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Headquarters Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Knox Headquarters (approx. 1.2 miles away); The King’s Highway (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Ellison Gristmill
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Glass Works Site (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Windsor.
 
Marker on Forge Hill Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker on Forge Hill Road
The marker is located at the easternmost point of Forge Hill Road, where it meets with Route 9W.
Forge Hill Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Forge Hill Road Marker
This photo looks down Forge Hill Road away from the site of the forge. The view looks in the direction in which the Continental Army approached on their way to the New Windsor Cantonment.
Site of the Brewster Forge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
4. Site of the Brewster Forge
The Brewster Forge was located at this site on Forge Hill Road. This was where the Great Chain was forged. That chain spanned the Hudson River at West Point and Fort Montgomery to obstruct the British fleet.
New Windsor Cantonment image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
5. New Windsor Cantonment
The Continental Army that marched down Forge Hill Road was heading here for the final encampment of the war.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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