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Goshen in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Signal Fires

 
 
SITE OF SIGNAL FIRES WAR OF THE REVOLUTION MARKED OCT 10 1910 BY MINISINK CHAPTER D.A.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Patrick Seekamp, April 5, 2018
1. SITE OF SIGNAL FIRES WAR OF THE REVOLUTION MARKED OCT 10 1910 BY MINISINK CHAPTER D.A.R. Marker
Close up. Hard to read. had to take photo from angle.
Inscription. Site Of Signal Fires
War Of The Revolution
 
Erected 1910 by Daughters Of The American Revolution Minisink Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 21.596′ N, 74° 19.871′ W. Marker is in Goshen, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Forthill Road half a mile south of Conklingtown Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Across road from the dairy barns of the farm it is on the property of (Phil Johnson's dairy farm--which may soon be sold to developers). Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 Forthill Road, Goshen NY 10924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone Schoolhouse (approx. 1 miles away); Randallville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Florida (approx. 2 miles away); Welcome to Chester (approx. 2.2 miles away); William H. Seward (approx. 2.3 miles away); William Henry Seward (approx. 2.3 miles away); Florida Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Denton Grist Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Limestone tablet cemented in a fieldstone dome.
Site of Signal Fires Marker - Enhanced Version image. Click for full size.
By John Patrick Seekamp, April 5, 2018
2. Site of Signal Fires Marker - Enhanced Version

 
Regarding Site of Signal Fires. During the American Revolution signal fires were used to relay information 20-30 miles away or more. This one communicated with another signal fire post on the eastern side of the Hudson River, atop Mount Beacon in Dutchess County.
 
Categories. CommunicationsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Signal Fires Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Patrick Seekamp, April 5, 2018
3. Site of Signal Fires Marker
Site of Signal Fires Marker - Rear View image. Click for full size.
By John Patrick Seekamp, April 5, 2018
4. Site of Signal Fires Marker - Rear View
Marker from the rear.
Site of Signal Fires - View image. Click for full size.
By John Patrick Seekamp, April 5, 2018
5. Site of Signal Fires - View
This is the view the American revolutionaries would have seen while looking northeast toward the Mount Beacon signal fire.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2018, by John Patrick Seekamp of Florida, New York 10921. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2018, by John Patrick Seekamp of Florida, New York 10921. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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