Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Col. Jacob Griffin
during the Revolution was known as
or “The Rendez-vous”
The Committee of Observation for Rombout Precinct held famous meeting here Aug. 15, 1775
Frequented by Washington, La Fayette, Putnam,
Steuben, Continental and French soldiers.
Melzingah Chapter, D.A.R.
and the State of New York
June 6, 1928
Erected 1928 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Melzingah Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 41° 33.974′ N, 73° 50.771′ W. Marker is in Hopewell Junction, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on New York State Route 82 0.2 miles north of All Angels Hill Road (County Route 94), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell Junction NY 12533, 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 Gen. Swartwout Home (approx. half a mile away); Brinckerhoff – Van Voorhees House (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1820 Schoolhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1845 Carriage Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Schoolhouse Bell Tower (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel Nimham (approx. 1.9 miles away); Maj. Genl. Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 2 miles away); Fishkill Tea Party (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Junction.
Regarding Griffin’s Tavern. The ruins of Griffin's Tavern were destroyed and removed in April 2020.
Also see . . .
1. Poughkeepsie Journal article about tavern. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. East Fishkill Government, Royal Carting, Destroy Local History. 2020 article by Mike Virgintino in Patch.com. Excerpt:
The private residence known as Griffin's Tavern, or "The Rendezvous," was owned by Colonel Jacob Griffin. Among the high-ranking Continental Army officers to visit the property from the nearby Fishkill Supply Depot military installation were George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, Israel Putnam and Baron von Steuben.(Submitted on June 4, 2020, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.