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East Fishkill in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Settler

 
 
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
1. First Settler Marker
Inscription.
Aaron Van Vlack. First
settler of Gayhead. Built
stone house here c. 1741.
His son Tunis built dam and
grist mill here in 1768.

 
Erected by E. Fishkill Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 33.315′ N, 73° 47.759′ W. Marker is in East Fishkill, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on New York State Route 376 0.1 miles north of New York State Route 52, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell Junction NY 12533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Wyck Family (approx. 1.9 miles away); Drill Ground (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reformed Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hopewell Hamlet (approx. 2.4 miles away); Griffin’s Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); Halstead Berry (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brinckerhoff – Van Voorhees House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gen. Swartwout Home (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
2. First Settler Marker
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
3. First Settler Marker
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
4. First Settler Marker
Marker in East Fishkill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2015
5. Marker in East Fishkill
The stream in which Tunis Van Vlack built his grist mill can be seen to the left of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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