Governors Island in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
was purchased from two members
of the Indian tribe of Manahatas
named Carapetayne and Pehiwas by
Wouter Van Twiller, a Governor and
Director General of New Nether-
land – June 16, 1637; The price paid
was two axe heads, a string of
beads and a handful of nails.
Erected 1951 by The Holland Society of New York.
Location. 40° 41.425′ N, 74° 0.863′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is located in the historic section of Governors Island, just west of the Commanding Officer’s Quarters. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nolan Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Evans Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Pershing Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New York Arsenal (about 300 feet away); The Dutch and Governors Island The Governor’s House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Governors House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Governors Island.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 414 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.