Modena in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
River traffic first by sloop and then by steamboat brought increased population and commerce. Small factories sprang up and Newburgh as a thriving port in the nineteenth century was linked to the interior by turnpikes and later by railroads. Fruit growing flourished in the highlands.
The Catskill Mountains attract tourists and provide vacation resorts. Goshen, site of the original Hambletonian event, is famous for trotting horse races.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 41° 35.551′ N, 74° 5.298′ W. Marker is in Modena, New York, in Ulster County. Marker can be reached from New York Thruway (Interstate 87 at milepost 66), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the Modena Travel Plaza I-87 NYS Thruway - Southbound between Exit 18 (New Paultz) and Exit 17 (Newburgh) at Milepost 66, on the north side of the Service Area building. . Marker is in this post office area: Modena NY 12548, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Newburgh Area (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Machin’s Mint (approx. 3.6 miles away); Gidney Grist Mill (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gomez Mill House (approx. 5½ miles away); The Balmville Tree (approx. 5.7 miles away); Riverside Farm (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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