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Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fortified Hill

 
 
Fortified Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Fortified Hill Marker
Inscription.
Occupied by
Colonel Simcoe’s
Queen Rangers   1779-81.

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 52.276′ N, 73° 31.952′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Orchard Street and Prospect Street, on the left when traveling east on Orchard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raynham Hall Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Culper Spy Ring (about 400 feet away); Raynham Hall (about 400 feet away); The great chain hoax . . . . (about 400 feet away); Matinecock Lodge (about 500 feet away); Fort Hill (about 600 feet away); John Townsend (about 600 feet away); The British Occupation (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Historic Oyster Bay image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Marker in Historic Oyster Bay
During the Revolutionary War, British Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe and more than 400 members of the Queen’s Rangers regiment spent the winter of 1778-79 in Oyster Bay. During their 6 month stay, they occupied a hilltop fort near this site.
Fortified Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Fortified Hill Marker
This view of the marker looks south, up Prospect Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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