“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

82 Jane Street

82 Jane Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. 82 Jane Street Marker
Inscription. Site of the William Bayard House

Where Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury, died after his duel with Aaron Burr
July 12, 1804
This historic location holding traditions of the city and the nation, is thus permanently marked by the present owners of this property.

Erected 1936.
Location. 40° 44.285′ N, 74° 0.443′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Jane Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Baldwin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenwich Village Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); High Line (approx. ¼ mile away); 134 Charles Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Hart Crane (approx. ¼ mile away); Sinclair Lewis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Willa Cather (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woody Guthrie (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. My submission for "Historical Markers that are Incorrect." The plaque installed in 1936 at #82 erroneously states that Alexander Hamilton died here in 1804 after his fatal duel across
82 Jane Street with Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. 82 Jane Street with Marker
the Hudson River in Weehawken with Aaron Burr. He had been brought, still alive but paralyzed from the waist down, to the William Bayard House, close to but not specifically at #81 Jane, except that the street then was curved in the direction of Horatio Street. According to Greenwich Village and How It Got That Way, by Terry Miller, the William Bayard House never stood at #82 but, instead, was “just below the present Gansevoort Street. . . close to the present Horatio Street—possibly even in its path, as Horatio wasn’t mapped until 1817 or opened until 1835.”
Also see . . .  Alexander Hamilton Biography from Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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