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East Setauket in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roe Tavern

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
1. Roe Tavern Marker
Inscription.
Roe Tavern
stood here. 1703 - 1936
Washington spent the night
here April 22, 1790.
Austin Roe, inn keeper, was
one of Washington’s spies.

 
Erected 1938 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 56.627′ N, 73° 5.892′ W. Marker is in East Setauket, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 25A) and Bayview Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Setauket NY 11733, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Woodhull (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Tallmadge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zachariah Hawkins (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abraham Woodhull (approx. 0.7 miles away); Setauket Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Strongs Neck Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Setauket World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Setauket World War II Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Setauket.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Roe Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
2. Roe Tavern Marker
Marker on Route 25A image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
3. Marker on Route 25A
Marker in East Setauket image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
4. Marker in East Setauket
Inn keeper Austin Roe, a member of Washington's Culper Spy Ring, gathered intelligence from British occupied New York City and created coded messages which were sent across Long Island Sound to Connecticut for eventually delivery to Gen. Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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