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Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Townsend

 
 
John Townsend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
1. John Townsend Marker
Inscription.
This stone marks
the grave of
John Townsend
who came from England
about 1630, and settled
in Oyster Bay in 1661.
He died in 1668,
and was buried here
on his own land.

 
Location. 40° 52.181′ N, 73° 31.954′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Simcoe Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a cemetery located behind the easternmost house on Simcoe Street. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hill (a few steps from this marker); Fortified Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The British Occupation (about 700 feet away); Earle-Wightman House Museum (about 700 feet away); Raynham Hall Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Culper Spy Ring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raynham Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The great chain hoax . . . . (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
John Townsend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
2. John Townsend Marker
John Townsend was the father of Robert and Sally Townsend, both of whom were involved with the Culper Spy Ring which provided intelligence to Gen. George Washington during the Revolutionary War, including information that exposed Benedict Arnold's plan to turn West Point over to the British.
Townsend Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
3. Townsend Burying Ground
The John Townsend marker is located in the Townsend Burying Ground, a cemetery owned by the Town of Oyster Bay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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