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

Isaac Van Wart

 
 
Isaac Van Wart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
1. Isaac Van Wart Marker
Inscription.
Isaac Van Wart
One of Major Andre's
Captors Sept. 23, 1780
Elder of this Church
Elmsford Citizen 1758-1828
Buried Here

 
Erected 1948 by NY State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 3.218′ N, 73° 49.242′ W. Marker is in Elmsford, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of South Central Avenue (New York State Route 9A) and Parkway Plaza, on the right when traveling north on South Central Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Elmsford Reformed Church Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Elmsford NY 10523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Van Wart Memorial (here, next to this marker); Elmsford Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Second Reformed Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Asbury M. E. Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); U.S. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of White Plains (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle Park (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmsford.
 
Regarding Isaac Van Wart. Isaac Van Wart,
Isaac Van Wart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
2. Isaac Van Wart Marker
The tall obelisk behind the marker is the Isaac Van Wart Memorial, marking his grave.
John Paulding and David Williams, the three militiamen who captured Major Andre, which led to the exposure of traitor Benedict Arnold, were awarded the Fidelity Medallion, the first military decoration of the United States of America, on General George Washington's personal recommendation.
 
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Van Wart on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Fidelity Medallion on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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