Orient in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Originally the Inn of Lt. Constant Booth built circa 1740 on Sterling Creek in the Village of Sterling (Greenport). Moved about 1810 to North Road and became home of Orange Webb. Later acquired by George R. Latham and again moved in 1955 to Orient via barge. In the year 1757, Col. George Washington stopped at this Inn en route Boston to Virginia.
Erected by Oysterponds Historical Society, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 41° 8.322′ N, 72° 18.221′ W. Marker is in Orient, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Village Lane south of Orchard Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on left side of Village Lane entrance to Poquatuck Park. The Webb House itself is located inside the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1440 Village Lane, Orient NY 11957, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poquatuck Park (a few steps from this marker); The Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Fighter (approx. 4 miles away); Horton Point Lighthouse Capt. John Underhill Home Site / Historic Peck's Inn (approx. 8.3 miles away); Old Saybrook Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away in Connecticut); Old Saybrook World War I Monument (approx. 11.1 miles away in Connecticut); Old Saybrook (approx. 11.3 miles away in Connecticut). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orient.
Regarding Webb House. The Webb House is located inside Poquatuck Park, about 1/2 block west of Village Lane.
Also see . . .
1. Webb House.
Webb House was moved to its location in Poquatuck Park in 1955 and is set up as an an 18th-century tavern, furnished with a remarkable collection of antiques, portraits, and maritime art. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Historic Orange Webb House, Orient.
This link presents a post card picture of the Webb House. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The moving of Web House to its location at Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient, NY.
youtube video of the elaborate 1955 procedure moving the Webb House to its current location in Poquatuck (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.