Sparkill in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gravesite of General John Charles Frémont
1813 – 1890
— Explorer, Pathmarker, Mapper of the Oregon Trail —
Atop Rockland Cemetery lies the grave of he whose exploration in the 1840s opened the way west for countless settlers, who issued the first Emancipation Proclamation and who saved the west for the Union in 1861.
From the ashes of his campfires have sprung cities.
Erected by the Friends of Frémont, May 1989, on the occasion of the restoration of the Frémont gravesite.
Erected 1989 by Friends of Frémont.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 41° 2.426′ N, 73° 55.697′ W. Marker is in Sparkill, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Kings Highway, on the left when traveling east. Marker is near the entrance to Rockland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparkill NY 10976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Charles Fremont (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named John Charles Fremont John G. Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Piermont Station (approx. half a mile away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Last Stop U.S.A. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bridge Street Bridge Over The Sparkill Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sneden House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparkill.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a carving of John Frémont "The Pathfinder" on horseback, pointing towards a mountain range.
Also see . . . John C. Frémont. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Fremont
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,977 times since then and 242 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on April 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.