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Stormville in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fishkill in the American Revolution

 
 
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By Peter Linehan, June 10, 2007
1. Fishkill in the American Revolution Marker
Inscription. Fishkill was a center of civil and military operations during the American Revolution. New York State’s first governing body met in the village’s churches during 1776-77 and drew up the first state constitution.

South of Fishkill, centered in the Van Wyck homestead was the largest American army supply depot in the north. Relatively safe from British attack, the Fishkill supply depot included dozens of buildings, shops and warehouses. Its strategic location at the hub of transportation made possible the provisioning of American forces operating over a wide region. The depot also served as a staging area and winter encampment. Washington, Horatio Gates, and other important military leaders were associated with the supply depot and Enoch Crosby, the alleged model for the hero of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel, The Spy, was interrogated at the Van Wyck house and imprisoned in a hatter’s shop in Fishkill.
 
Erected 1974 by the New York State Education Department, the New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, and the New York State Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 41° 32.889′ N, 73° 43.42′ W. Marker is in Stormville, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Route 84 at milepost
Fishkill in the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, June 10, 2007
2. Fishkill in the American Revolution Marker
55. Touch for map. Located at the Stormville rest stop on the westbound lanes of Interstate 84. Marker is in this post office area: Stormville NY 12582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Halstead Berry ( approx. 2 miles away); Drill Ground ( approx. 2.2 miles away); Sybil Ludington ( approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Sybil Ludington ( approx. 3.3 miles away); Ludington’s Mill ( approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stormville.
 
More about this marker. The paint on the lettering is fading and could use some maintenance.
 
Also see . . .  Van Wyck Homestead Museum. (Submitted on June 11, 2007.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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