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

Sept. 23, 1661

 
 
Sept. 23, 1661 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
1. Sept. 23, 1661 Marker
Inscription.
Nearby on a large flat rock
next to Mamaroneck River,
John Richbell purchased
Mamaroneck from the Siwanoy
Indian Chief Wappaquewam.

 
Erected by Mamaroneck Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 56.923′ N, 73° 43.964′ W. Marker is in Mamaroneck, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of E Boston Post Road (U.S. 1) and Mamaraneck Avenue, on the right when traveling east on E Boston Post Road. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance to Harbor Island Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mamaroneck NY 10543, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish of Heathcote Hill (approx. mile away); Boston Post Road Historic District (approx. 1.5 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rye Meeting House (approx. 2.4 miles away); This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763 (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); The Purdy Burying Ground (approx. 2.7 miles away); African Cemetery 1860-1964 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Playland Amusement Park (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Civil RightsNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Mamaroneck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
2. Mamaroneck Marker
Marker on E Boston Post Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2010
3. Marker on E Boston Post 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 648 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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