White Plains in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of White Plains
The Continental Army
Under the Command of
General George Washington
Defended the Heights
Checking the British
the City of White Plains
the 225th Anniversary of the Battle
Back of Marker:
At the time of the Battle of Long Island and Capture of the city of New York by the British, the New York Provincial Congress moved to safety in White Plains.
The Colonial roads intersected in the Town, placing it in the path of the British attempt to encircle and to capture Washington’s Army.
The heights around White Plains, and intervening rivers and swamps, presented a natural defensive position for an American stand. For these reasons, the site became the field of battle.
From October 28th to November 1st, 1776, in five days of intermittent fighting, White Plains became a Place of Honor.
Erected 2001 by City of White Plains.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1749.
Location. 41° 1.813′ N, 73° 46.789′ W. Marker is in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Battle Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Battle Avenue. Marker is located in Battle Whitney Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Plains NY 10606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of White Plains (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of White Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Arms Apartments (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of White Plains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Purdy House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Plains.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features
The picture is based on a 2 Cents U.S. Postage Stamp, "Battle of White Plains 1926, The 150th Anniversary", by artist Edmund F. Ward.
The lower right of the marker features the seal of the City of White Plains. The motto “Liberty or Death” appears on the lower left of the marker.
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Also see . . .
1. The Battle of White Plains. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of White Plains. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,463 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.