Beacon in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Born June 18, 1748 – Died July 16, 1828
Lieut. Colonel, Georgia Militia during
the American Revolution, 1776-1779.
Member, Continental Congress, 1780-1788
Signed Federal Constitution, 1787
Member, Georgia Convention to ratify
the Constitution of the United States,
January 2, 1788
One of the two first United States
Senators from Georgia, 1789-1793.
A founder, University of Georgia, 1784.
This marker is placed by the Georgia Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, from
granite quarried from famous Stone Mountain,
near Atlanta, Georgia.
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This marker is also constructed of Georgia granite and was erected by the Georgia Commission for the National
Erected 1939 by Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 30.38′ N, 73° 58.809′ W. Marker is in Beacon, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Wolcott Avenue (New York State Route 9D), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Reformed Church of Beacon. Marker is in this post office area: Beacon NY 12508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burial Site (a few steps from this marker); Fishkill Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bicentennial Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Beacon (approx. ¾ mile away); Howland Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mount Gulian (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mount Gulian (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dedication of Newburgh Landing (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beacon.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the grave of William Few, Jr. in the St.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on April 30, 2012, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. 6. submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.