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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Decker Fort

 
 
Decker Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce T. Crandall, circa May 1965
1. Decker Fort Marker
Inscription. Major Decker's stockaded house on this site burned by Brant's raiders, July 20, 1779. Militia pursuing Brant rallied here.
 
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 22.15′ N, 74° 40.192′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Neversink Drive (County Route 80). Touch for map. Near Port Jarvis Golf Course. Marker is in this post office area: Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Van Auken (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Old Mine Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Machackemech Burying Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cole’s Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Site (approx. one mile away); Trolley Line (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Brant - Wikipedia. Biography of Joseph Brant and Battle of Minisink (Submitted on March 1, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2013, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. Photo   1. submitted on February 28, 2012, by Bruce T. Crandall of Goshen, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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