Warwick in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2011 by Florida Historical Society.
Location. 41° 18.285′ N, 74° 22.992′ W. Marker is in Warwick, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Spanktown Road and Union Corners Road, on the left when traveling east on Spanktown Road. Touch for map. Located in front of school house at the southwest corner of St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Cemetery name on the gate is in Polish as the area has a significant population with Polish roots. Many mapping programs note the address as Florida, NY a nearby Village however it is situated in the Town of Warwick. Marker is in this post office area: Warwick NY 10990, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Henry Seward (approx. 2.4 miles away); William H. Seward (approx. 2.4 miles away); Conrad Sly Homestead (approx. 2.4 miles away); Edenville Florida (approx. 2.7 miles away); Burgoyne’s Army (approx. 2.7 miles away); Randallville (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
Regarding Spanktown School. The marker notes the location of the one room school house. Local legend has it that Spanktown Road was so named because not long after the school was built the schoolmaster used to spank his wife to get her to behave.
It is more likely that it may have been named after th Battle of Spanktown a Revolutionary War Battle fought in January 1777 in Rahway, NJ.
Additional keywords. Florida, NY
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2011, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 729 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2011, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.