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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burning of Kingston

 
 
Burning of Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 14, 2017
1. Burning of Kingston Marker
Inscription.
As a memorial
to those citizens of
Kingston
because of whose patriotism
the village was burned
by the British forces
under the command of
Maj. Gen. John Vaughan
on the 16th day of October
1777
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This tablet is erected
by one of the members of
Wiltwyck Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
on the 16th day of October
1914

 
Erected 1914 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Wiltwyck Chapter.
 
Location. 41° 55.966′ N, 74° 1.259′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of Crown Street and Green Street, on the left when traveling north on Crown Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Henry Sleight House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Crown Street, Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge Lucas Elmendorf Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingston Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Kingston Academy (about 300 feet away); Beginning of the State of New York
Burning of Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 14, 2017
2. Burning of Kingston Marker
(about 400 feet away); Sojourner Truth (about 400 feet away); Van Leuven Mansion (about 500 feet away); Dr. Cornelius C. Elmendorph House (about 500 feet away); Old Dutch Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Henry Sleight House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 14, 2017
3. The Henry Sleight House
The Burning of Kingston marker can be seen on the right side of the house. Built in the late 1600s, the Sleight House is the oldest surviving house in the stockade area of Kingston.
Fighting Near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 14, 2017
4. Fighting Near the Marker
Continental soldiers fight in front of the Henry Sleight House during a reenactment of the Burning of Kingston. The house and marker can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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