Carlisle in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Historian Schoharie Co.
Capt. Thos. Machim, Engineer
Under Gen. Washington, And
Builder of the Great Chain.
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
Location. 42° 45.589′ N, 74° 27.19′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Cemetery Road 0.1 miles north of U.S. 20, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle NY 12031, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlisle Grove Seminary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rock-House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Christian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Margaret Houck (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sloansville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Indian Stone Heap (approx. 6.2 miles away); Site Of Encampment (approx. 6½ miles away); Enoch Ambler (approx. 6.8 miles away).
Regarding Burial Place. Inside the Carlisle Rural Cemetery there are additional and separate markers that present further information about the two men honored on the Burial Place marker:
John M. Brown, 1745-1838, Captain of Militia
It must be pointed out that the dates given on the Burial Place marker for John M. Brown , 1771-1823, do not coincide with the dates on the grave site marker or the gravestone itself, which lists 1745-1838 for Brown. The reasons for this discrepancy remain unclear.
Thomas Machin, 1744-1816, Captain of Artillery and Engineer of national renown during Revolutionary War. Supervised the making and laying of The Great Chain across the Hudson River near West Point.
Also see . . . Schoharie County NYGenWeb Site, Carlisle Rural Cemetery, Town of Carlisle, Schoharie County, NY. (Submitted on November 5, 2015, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. West Point Great Chain, Carlisle Rural Cemetery
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary •
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