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

Raynham Hall

 
 
Raynham Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Raynham Hall Marker
Inscription.
Built 1740; Used by British
as Col. Simcoe’s Hdqts; Information
from here lead to Major Andre’s
capture after his visits; Home of
Robert Townsend, Washington Spy.

 
Erected 1949 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 52.335′ N, 73° 31.904′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on W Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 W Main Street, Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The great chain hoax . . . . (a few steps from this marker); Raynham Hall Museum (a few steps from this marker); The Culper Spy Ring (a few steps from this marker); Matinecock Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortified Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); End of An Era (about 500 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Oyster Bay Honor Roll (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Raynham Hall Museum website. (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Culper Gang
Raynham Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Raynham Hall Marker
British forces headquartered in this house after the Battle of Long Island. Robert Townsend, who owned the house, served as a spy for the Americans as part of the Culper Spy Ring.
. Spy Letters of the American Revolution. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Raynham Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Raynham Hall Marker
Information overheard here by Robert Townsend's daughter uncovered Benedict Arnold's plot to turn over West Point to the British.
Raynham Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
4. Raynham Hall
This house now serves as a museum administered by the Friends of Raynham Hall, Inc. It is open to the public for tours.
Inside Raynham Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2015
5. Inside Raynham Hall
Col. John Simcoe stayed in this room while quartered in Raynham Hall. Maj. John Andre, who conspired with Benedict Arnold on the taking of West Point, also stayed in this room at a different time.
Parlor in Raynham Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2015
6. Parlor in Raynham Hall
Col. Simcoe used the parlor for his office when Raynham Hall was his headquarters.
Office of Samuel Townsend image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2015
7. Office of Samuel Townsend
Besides acting as a living room and dining room, Samuel Townsend ran his business out of this room.
 
 
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 535 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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