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

“The Colony”

"The Colony" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, March 21, 2010
1. "The Colony" Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1919 by Sterling Forest Farms Corporation as the first African-American vacation community in New York State.
Erected by Greenwood Forest Farms Association.
Location. 41° 14.592′ N, 74° 15.85′ W. Marker is in Warwick, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Nelson Rd and Cooper Rd., on the right when traveling south on Nelson Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 193 Nelson Rd, Monroe NY 10950, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gladys Taylor’s Inn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bellvale (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sterling Furnace (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wisner Tract (approx. 3.4 miles away); Salem Village of Chester (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sayerville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Residence site of James Burt (approx. 4.3 miles away); Campground (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican Americans
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2010, by Robert R. Fisher of Warwick, New York. Photo   1. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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