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

Anti-Rent War

Anti-Rent War Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Diane Galusha, circa 2008
1. Anti-Rent War Flagpole
Inscription. Hole in nearby boulder held flag calling farmers to action in 1840s to protest unfair land rent system.
Erected 2008 by Middletown Historical Society.
Location. 42° 8.07′ N, 74° 32.604′ W. Marker is near Fleischmanns, New York, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Todd Mountain Road (County Route 49A) and Galli Curci Road, on the left when traveling south on Todd Mountain Road. Touch for map. Google and others mispell Galli Curci Road as "Gelli Curci" Road. County Route 49A begins as Galli Curci Rd, but becomes Todd Mountain Road at this intersection. Sign faces intersection as approached from village of Fleischmanns, on Todd Mountain Road. Location of pole and road is in Delaware County at this point, but road is Ulster County Route 49A. Marker is in this post office area: Fleischmanns NY 12430, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hubbell Homestead (approx. 4.8 miles away); Stone School House (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Stone Schoolhouse (approx. 6.8 miles away); Maynard School (approx. 13.4 miles away); Reformed Church (approx. 13.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Near the marker is a large stone with a hole. Using this hole to support a pole, local farmers raised a flag to summon a meeting protesting the feudal system by which land titles were held.
Regarding Anti-Rent War. Anti-rent disturbances were widespread in the greater Hudson Valley region, beginning as early as the 1760s in Dutchess County. Following the Revolutionary War, the disturbances reached critical proportions in the 1840s in the Catskills and the Heldebergs. Subsequent events led to the death of Delaware County Undersheriff Osman Steele, imposition of marshal law in Delaware County and ultimately reform of the real property law.
Also see . . .  Reform/Conflict: The Anti-Rent Movement: Brief Introduction. (Submitted on November 25, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2009, by Burr Hubbell of Pawling, New York. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Burr Hubbell of Pawling, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide shot of the marker and its surroundings. Photo of boulder with hole mentioned on marker. • Can you help?
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