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Highest Point on Manhattan

 
 
Highest Point on Manhattan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. Highest Point on Manhattan Marker
Inscription.
The Highest
Natural Point
on Manhattan
265.05 feet
above sea level
USC & GS datum

 
Location. 40° 51.175′ N, 73° 56.297′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Pinehurst Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in 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. Fort Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Magaw Defended this Position (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plaza Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Redoubt (approx. 0.3 miles away); 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 . . .  The Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776 at Fort Washington, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Marker in Bennett Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
2. Marker in Bennett Park
Marker can be seen to the left of the photo.
Highest Point on Manhattan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. Highest Point on Manhattan
This photo was taken from near the eastern entrance to the park. The marker is in front of the flagpole.
Site of Fort Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
4. Site of Fort Washington
Fort Washington, used during the Revolutionary War, was located in what is now Bennett Park near the marker. The outline of the fort is indicated by the granite blocks seen in the photo. The inscription "Fort Washington built and defended by the American Army 1776" marks the site.
Fort Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
5. Fort Washington
The highest point on Manhattan served as the site of Fort Washington during the Revolution. This marker commemorating it is located not far from the marker, at the eastern entrance to Bennett Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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