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

The Forge

 
 
The Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. The Forge Marker
Inscription.  
On this site stood
The Forge
where were made parts
of the chains
thrown across the Hudson River
during the American Revolution
1776 – 1779
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Erected by Quassaick Chapter
Daughters
of the
American Revolution
1901

 
Erected 1901 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Quassaick Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 41° 27.421′ N, 74° 2.283′ W. Marker is in Vails Gate, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Forge Hill Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vails Gate NY 12584, 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 (a few steps from this marker); Knox Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); The King’s Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ellison Gristmill
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Forge Hill Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vails Gate, N.Y. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camps of 1782-83 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edmonston House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vails Gate.
 
Marker on Forge Hill Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. Marker on Forge Hill Road
Forge Hill Road got its name from the presence of this forge.
Site of the Forge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Site of the Forge
During the Revolutionary War, Brewster's Forge was located on this site on Forge Hill Road
The Great Chain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
4. The Great Chain
These links, from the Great Chain that spanned the Hudson River, were forged at the site of the marker. These are on display at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
 
 
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 837 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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