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Highland in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Rock

 
 
Indian Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
1. Indian Rock Marker
Inscription. Legend has it that the Indians and Tories of Joseph Brant set this stone to honor their dead and wounded who fell before the field of fire from the nearby plateau.
 
Location. 41° 29.247′ N, 74° 58.137′ W. Marker is in Highland, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker can be reached from Minisink Battle Ground Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Minisink Battleground Park, along the Battleground Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Highland NY 12528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle at Minisink (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minisink Battleground Park (about 400 feet away); Minisink Battle Monument (about 600 feet away); In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes (about 600 feet away); Hospital Rock (about 700 feet away); Last Stand On The Rocky Hill (about 800 feet away); Minisink Battle July 22d 1779 (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Minisink (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the markers along the Battleground Trail in Minisink Battleground Park.
 
Also see . . .
Marker along the Battleground Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
2. Marker along the Battleground Trail

1. The Battle at Minisink Ford. Minisink Valley Historical Society website. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Minisink. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Minisink Battleground Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
3. Marker in Minisink Battleground Park
Indian Rock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
4. Indian Rock
No evidence has been found to support the legend of Brant used this rock to mark where his dead were buried. The boulder may have been upended by a glacier, or possibly it was moved in this position by trees such as the one in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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