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Governors Island in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Governors House

 
 
The Governors House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. The Governors House Marker
Inscription.
Believed to have been erected before 1708
Was used for many years as the home of
the Provincial Governors of New York
On this island was organized on
December 25, 1757
the Loyal American Regiment 60th Foot
commanded by
Lord Jeffrey Amherst
This Regiment subsequently became the present Kingís Royal Rifle Corps of the British Army.

 
Erected 1951 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York.
 
Location. 40° 41.451′ N, 74° 0.793′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Anders Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on Building 2 on Governors Island. 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. A different marker also named The Governorís House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Governorís House (a few steps from this marker); The Dutch and Governors Island (a few steps from this marker); Commanding Officerís Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Omaha Dock
The Governors House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. The Governors House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pershing Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pershing Oak (about 300 feet away); Nolan Park (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Governors Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island website. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Governors Island. New York Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Governors Island National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
The Governors House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. The Governors House Marker
The Governors House on Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. The Governors House on Governors Island
Additional Marker on the The Governors House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
5. Additional Marker on the The Governors House
Commanding Officer
Coast Guard Support Center
 
 
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 243 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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