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Fort Washington

 
 
Fort Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. Fort Washington Marker
Inscription. This memorial marks the site of Fort Washington, constructed by the Continental troops in the summer of 1776. Repossessed by the Americans upon their triumphal entry into the City of New York November 25, 1783.

Erected through the generosity of James Gordon Bennett by the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, November 16, 1901.
 
Erected 1901 by Sons of the American Revolution, Empire State Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.153′ N, 73° 56.268′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fort Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is near entrance to Bennett Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highest Point on Manhattan (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Magaw Defended this Position (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plaza Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Redoubt (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Marker on Fort Washington Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
2. Marker on Fort Washington Avenue
The Story of a Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); The Light Still Shines (approx. half a mile away); The Little Red Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Margaret Cochran Corbin (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776 at Fort Washington, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle for Fort Washington. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Fort Washington. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Fort Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. Site of Fort Washington
The site of Fort Washington is the highest natural point in Mahattan, 265.05 feet above sea level.
Outline of Fort Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
4. Outline of Fort Washington
The actual outline of Fort Washington is indicated by the granite blocks at this location in Bennett Park.
Fort Washington Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
5. Fort Washington Site
This photo, and the next, show the blocks outlining the site of Fort Washington, and the inscription "Fort Washington built and defended by the American Army 1776."
Fort Washington Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
6. Fort Washington Site
This photo shows the rest of the inscription "Fort Washington built and defended by the American Army 1776" at the original site of the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 87 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week November 13, 2011. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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