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Hurley in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stone Road

 
 
Stone Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
1. Stone Road Marker
Inscription.
Blue stone sections from the “Stone Road” now Route 28A. Used by wagons to transport bluestone from the quarries in Old West Hurley to the docks in Wilbur. Only the “down” track of the road was stoned. Wagon wheels were covered with iron bands and the heavy wagons eventually ground a track in the stone.
 
Location. 41° 55.506′ N, 74° 3.775′ W. Marker is in Hurley, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 29) and Schoolhouse Road, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Hurley Heritage Society. Marker is in this post office area: Hurley NY 12443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Mine Road (a few steps from this marker); Van Deusen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurley Roadbed (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurley Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Guard House (about 400 feet away); Col. Charles De Witt (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Old Guard House (about 400 feet away); General Washington (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurley.
 
More about this marker.
Stone Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
2. Stone Road Marker
The grooves made by the wagon wheels can be seen on the section of roadbed behind the marker.
A photograph of a man in a horse drawn wagon full of bluestone traveling on the stone road appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
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Marker on Main Street in Hurley image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
3. Marker on Main Street in Hurley
Hurley Heritage Society image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
4. Hurley Heritage Society
The Elmendorf House is the current home of the Hurley Heritage Society. It is one of many 18th century stone houses located on this street. The Stone Road marker is located near this house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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