Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Placed in the custody of the
Colonial Dames of the State
of New York – MDCCXLVIII
Opened by them as a public Museum
This large estate has been held
continuously by the descendants
of Jacobus van Courtlandt who
was born in 1658, Mayor of the
City 1719, until purchased for a
public park – MDCCCLXXXIX
Virtues Majorum Filiae Conservant
Location. 40° 53.458′ N, 73° 53.692′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Van Cortlandt Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10471, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Cortlandt Mansion (here, next to this marker); Van Cortlandt House (a few steps from this marker); Adoption of the Constitution (a few steps from this marker); Prison Window (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt House Museum Memorial Grove (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sgt. John Basilone (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
Also see . . . The Van Cortlandt House Museum. An Overview of the History of the House & Estate. (Submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 484 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.