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Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gloverís Rock

 
 
Gloverís Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
1. Gloverís Rock Marker
Inscription.
Near this site on October 18, 1776, Col. John Glover and 600 Patriots held off British and Hessian forces under Gen. Howe long enough to save Washingtonís troops from destruction, enabling them to withdraw to Westchester and ultimate victory.

Bronx County Historical Society
October 18, 1960

 
Erected 1960 by Bronx County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 51.903′ N, 73° 48.192′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker is on Orchard Beach Road 0.2 miles west of Park Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Pelham Bay Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Gloverís Rock (a few steps from this marker); Bartow – Pell Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Bartow Pell Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Pellís Treaty Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Pelham (approx. 1.7 miles away); This Mile Stone (approx. 2.1 miles away); Patriots of the American Revolution (approx. 2.3 miles away); In Memory of the Underhills (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
 
Also see . . .
Bronx Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
2. Bronx Marker
Despite what the marker states, the Battle of Pelham began at a different location. The confusion resulted from an account of the battle that said that the British landed, and the fighting started, on Pell's Point near a glacial boulder.

1. Glovers Rock. Historic Pelham website. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Pellís Point. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Pelham Bay Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
3. Marker in Pelham Bay Park
Gloverís Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
4. Gloverís Rock Marker
Marker is located on a boulder in Pelham Bay Park on Orchard Beach Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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