Cortland in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
24, 1777, American troops
under Lt. Col. Marinus
Willett turned back
200 British invaders.
Erected 2004 by Van Cortlandt Historical Society.
Location. 41° 18.75′ N, 73° 54.216′ W. Marker is in Cortland, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Oregon Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cortlandt Manor NY 10567, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Cortlandtville World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Taylor Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Manor (about 400 feet away); House of Pierre Van Cortlandt (about 400 feet away); Old St. Peters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pomeroy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Account of the 1777 skirmish in Cortland. (Submitted on January 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.