Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Resistance to British Arms in NY
the first resistance
made to British arms
in New York State
Erected by the
Long Island Society
Daughters of the Revolution
Erected 1916 by Daughters of the Revolution, Long Island Society.
Location. 40° 36.695′ N, 74° 2.033′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 101st Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in John Paul Jones Park, under the Verranzo Narrows Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dover Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); John Paul Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions) (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Robert E. Lee (about 700 feet away); 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8 (about 700 feet away); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (about 800 feet away); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (about 800 feet away); Robert E. Lee Tree (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.