New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Officer of New York Militia 1775-78.
Sheriff of New York, 1784-92.
Mayor of New York 1807-08.
President of Electoral College, 1824.
To commemorate the gallant and patriotic act of Marinus Willett in here seizing, June 6th, 1775, from British forces the muskets with which he armed his troops.
Erected 1892 by Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Daniel Butterfield, Floyd Clarkson, Morgan Dix, John Austin Stevens, David Wolfe Bishop. — Committee.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 42.314′ N, 74° 0.698′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Broad Street, New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Information Technology Center (a few steps from this marker); Adriaen van der Donck’s Home (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); "Curbstone Brokers" The First Huguenot Church in New York City (about 300 feet away); Alfred Sprague Bard (about 300 feet away); 13 South William Street (about 400 feet away); Lord’s Canal (was about 400 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Delmonico's Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief image of Marinus Willett. Surrounding him are the names of battles he was involved in: Peekskill – Oriskany – Monmouth – Fort Stanwix – Ticonderoga
The bottom of the marker features a relief scene of Willett’s militia taking a cache of arms from the British. The Sons of the Revolution seal is in the bottom left of the marker.
Also see . . . Marinus Willett 1740-1830, Hero of the Mohawk Valley. Biography of Marinus Willett. (Submitted on November 5, 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 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week June 5, 2016. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.