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Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stony Point Battlefield Today

 
 
Stony Point Battlefield Today Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
1. Stony Point Battlefield Today Marker
Inscription. In the early 20th century, a number of stone structures were constructed here by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. After the State purchased the site in 1897, the administration was turned over to the Society and the site opened to the public as a park in 1902. Before automobile travel was common, many visitors arrived at Stony Point by excursion steamer.

Stony Point Battlefield is now a State Historic Site administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and is operated by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Thousands of people visit the Battlefield each year to see the site’s special events and interpretive programs, enjoy panoramic views of Haverstraw Bay and the Hudson River, and visit the Stony Point lighthouse.
 
Erected by Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
Location. 41° 14.502′ N, 73° 58.398′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Stony Point Park Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the walking trail at the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Marker on the Stony Point Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
2. Marker on the Stony Point Battlefield
Marker is the fifteenth on the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield.
within walking distance of this marker. “… with the greatest Intrepidity and coolness.” ( within shouting distance of this marker); “The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours.” ( within shouting distance of this marker); British Defenses: The Upper Works ( within shouting distance of this marker); “… the enemy entered the upper work at the barrier at the same time I did.” ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “For God’s sake, why is the Artillery here not being made use of?” ( about 300 feet away); Opportunities Missed and Taken ( about 300 feet away); “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...” ( about 300 feet away); Capture of Stony Point ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
 
More about this marker. A picture of a shield is on the upper left of the marker with the caption “This shield, now on display in the museum building, was part of the decorations for the grandstand at the dedication ceremonies for the Memorial Arch on October 2, 1909.” A picture of the Memorial Arch is found at the bottom of the marker. Also on the marker is a picture with the caption “Photographed at the Stony Point dock on July 15, 1904, this steamer carried visitors from
Stony Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
3. Stony Point Marker
Marker is located near the picnic pavilion at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site.
New York City to the ceremonies in honor of the 125th anniversary of the battle. Reproduced courtesy of the New York Historical Society, New York City.” Finally, a map of the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield at the lower left of the marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Stoney Point. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Map of Stony Point Battlefield Walking Tour image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
4. Map of Stony Point Battlefield Walking Tour
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
5. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Park
This park preserves the site of one of the last major Revolutionary War battles fought in the northeastern colonies. A picture of this arch appears on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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