Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
The New Utrecht Milestone (erected in 1741) marked the juncture of the King’s Highway (currently 82nd Street) and Old Road (now 18th Avenue) which led to the Town of Flatbush and to Gowanus Bay. On August 22, 1776, the invading British troops followed the King’s Highway to seize the villages of Gravesend and Flatbush to the east. They took the Old Road to Flatbush and proceeded north to engage the American forces.
Erected by New York State.
Location. 40° 36.571′ N, 73° 59.964′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of 18th Avenue and 81st Street, on the right when traveling north on 18th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11229, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Milestone Park (a few steps from this marker); New Utrecht Reformed Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Utrecht Liberty Pole (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named New Utrecht Reformed Church (about 600 feet away); The Battle of Brooklyn (about 600 feet away); Necassius De Sille House (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Utrecht Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meucci Triangle (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a photograph of “The Van Pelt House circa 1920. Image courtesy of Brian Merlis and Lee Rosenzweig.” The lower left of the marker features a photo of the door of the “Van Pelt Manor House. Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection.” Next to this is a map showing A Plan of the Battle of Brooklyn. This map highlights the approximate location of this historic site.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 927 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.