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

Earle-Wightman House Museum

 
 
Earle-Wightman House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Earle-Wightman House Museum Marker
Inscription.
Oyster Bay was occupied by the British from 1776-1783. Due to the close proximity to their fort, the Loyalist Queen’s Rangers occupied the residence during the winter of 1778-1779.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 40° 52.249′ N, 73° 31.82′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Summit Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Summit 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 British Occupation (here, next to this marker); Matinecock Lodge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fortified Hill (about 600 feet away); Raynham Hall (about 600 feet away); Raynham Hall Museum (about 700 feet away); The Culper Spy Ring (about 700 feet away); Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); The great chain hoax . . . . (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary
Marker on Summit Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Marker on Summit Street
War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .  The Earle-Wightman House and Garden. Oyster Bay Historical Society website. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Earle-Wightman House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Earle-Wightman House
During the British occupation of Oyster Bay, this c. 1720 house quartered junior officers. Today it serves as the headquarters of the Oyster Bay Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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