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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Richmondtown

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
Historic Richmondtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
1. Historic Richmondtown Marker
Inscription. The village of Richmond was occupied by the British from 1776-1783. Prior to 1776, the Committee of Safety met at the Christopher House to keep order and support the Continental Army.
 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 40° 34.268′ N, 74° 8.747′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Court Place, on the right when traveling west on Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Historic Richmond Town. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Site of 18th century structures (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher House (about 600 feet away); St. Andrew’s Church (about 700 feet away); Patriots under Gen. Mercer (about 700 feet away); Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (about 700 feet away); Church of St. Andrew (about 800 feet away); Church of Saint Andrew (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary
Staten Island Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
2. Staten Island Markers
War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .  History of Historic Richmond Town. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Historic Richmondtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
3. Historic Richmondtown Marker
Marker is located in front of the 1848 Richmond County Clerk's and Surrogate's Office, across the street from the 1837 3rd County Courthouse.
Marker in Historic Richmond Town image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
4. Marker in Historic Richmond Town
Historic Richmond Town features a museum village containing twenty seven 18th and 19th century buildings, many of which have been restored and are open for touring.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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