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West Haverstraw in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Treason House

 
 
Treason House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
1. Treason House Marker
Inscription.
At Joshua Hett Smith’s home here, Sept. 22, 1780 Benedict Arnold betrayed the plans of West Point to British spy Maj. Andre.
Historical Soc. Rockland County

 
Erected 1966 by Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 13.072′ N, 73° 59.188′ W. Marker is in West Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on S Liberty Drive (U.S. 9W), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Helen Hayes Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: West Haverstraw NY 10993, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crossroads (here, next to this marker); Washington Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. A. H. Hay (approx. ¼ mile away); Stony Point 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stony Point Cannon Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stony Point Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away);
West Haverstraw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
2. West Haverstraw Marker
In a house on this site, Benedict Arnold met with British Maj. John Andre to deliver West Point to the British for ten thousand pounds sterling and a brigadier's commission in the British army.
a different marker also named Stony Point Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calico Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Haverstraw.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A Marker at the Treason Site.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Treason of General Benedict Arnold. The American Revolution. (Submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Historic postcard of the "Treason House". Historic postcard showing the "Treason House" from the collection of the Historical Society of Rockland County. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on S Liberty Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2008
3. Marker on S Liberty Drive
Maj. Andre was captured before he could bring Arnold's plans to his superiors. He was later tried, found guilty and executed. Arnold escaped, and served out the remainder of the war fighting for the British.
Haverstaw Bay as it would have been seen the Treason House image. Click for full size.
By John Intile, February 17, 2011
4. Haverstaw Bay as it would have been seen the Treason House
This photograph shows Haverstaw Bay as it would have been seen from the Smith's house (the Treason House). It was from that window that Andre and Arnold watched with horror as American artillery officer, Colonel James Livingston stationed on Teller's Point, unexpectedly and, acting on his own good judgment, began firing on the Vulture thus forcing the ship to weigh anchor and sail South and out of range of the bombardment, and out of reach of Andre. This brave decision by an American officer to take resolute action when it was required represents another fateful decision in the Arnold-Andre conspiracy that had world-changing and irreversible consequences.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,211 times since then and 111 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2011, by John Intile of Toms River, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on March 2, 2011, by John Intile of Toms River, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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