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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Orange County, New York

Clickable Map of Orange County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Orange County, NY (519) Dutchess County, NY (337) Putnam County, NY (115) Rockland County, NY (266) Sullivan County, NY (150) Ulster County, NY (263) Passaic County, NJ (140) Sussex County, NJ (91) Pike County, PA (102)  OrangeCounty(519) Orange County (519)  DutchessCounty(337) Dutchess County (337)  PutnamCounty(115) Putnam County (115)  RocklandCounty(266) Rockland County (266)  SullivanCounty(150) Sullivan County (150)  UlsterCounty(263) Ulster County (263)  PassaicCountyNew Jersey(140) Passaic County (140)  SussexCounty(91) Sussex County (91)  PikeCountyPennsylvania(102) Pike County (102)
Goshen is the county seat for Orange County
Adjacent to Orange County, New York
      Dutchess County (337)  
      Putnam County (115)  
      Rockland County (266)  
      Sullivan County (150)  
      Ulster County (263)  
      Passaic County, New Jersey (140)  
      Sussex County, New Jersey (91)  
      Pike County, Pennsylvania (102)  
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1New York (Orange County), Blooming Grove — Brewster’s Tavern
Site of government seat and town social center often visited by George Washington 1765-1799Map (db m23323) HM
2New York (Orange County), Blooming Grove — Pine Hill Farm
Hector St. John De Crevecoeur, 1735-1813. Settled here 1769 and here wrote "Letters From an American Farmer" (London 1782)Map (db m22065) HM
3New York (Orange County), Blooming Grove — Presbyterian Congregation of Blooming Grove
1758 Land Deeded to Presbyterian Congregation of Blooming Grove. The original building was torn down in 1823. Materials sold and the present church built.Map (db m23438) HM
4New York (Orange County), Blooming Grove — Sears-Howell Farm
Established c. 1791. Bred nationally known award winning Ayshire cattle. 1st (1880) to bottle on farm for N.Y.C. milk trade.Map (db m23337) HM
5New York (Orange County), Bloomingburg — Rear-Admiral Silas Horton Stringham
Born in 1798 in town of Wallkill. As Commodore, in command of 1st Union naval victory at Hatteras Inlet, N.C. during Civil War. Promoted to Rear-Admiral. Died 1876. Memorialized 2005 by Town of WallkillMap (db m136996) HM
6New York (Orange County), Campbell Hall — Butter Factory
First in U.S.-1856 ← 200 feet R. W. Woodhull, Owner George Gouge, ButtermakerMap (db m183582) HM
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7New York (Orange County), Campbell Hall — Hamptonburgh World War I Memorial
Erected By The Town of Hamptonburgh In Honor of Those Who Served in the World War Acker, William · Alexander, Harvey · Booth, Alfred · Booth, Jesse Wellington · Booth, Pierson · Barton, Elmer · Babcock, Frank G. · Baker, John A. · . . . Map (db m158079) WM
8New York (Orange County), Campbell Hall — Sarah Wells
1st white woman to settle in Goshen Township, 1714, made her first log home here. Later, she married William Bull, StonemasonMap (db m43046) HM
9New York (Orange County), Campbell Hall — The Town Of Hamptonburgh Vietnam War Memorial
In Honor of Those from Hamptonburgh Who Served In the Vietnam War Anderson, Robert · Chein, John · Cooper, Gary · Drake, Everett · Gramm, Janet L. · Gramm, Theodore O. Jr. · Kruger, Eric W. · Peltier, Wayne R. · Skotzko, Michael · Sutherland, . . . Map (db m158151) WM
10New York (Orange County), Campbell Hall — Town of Hamptonburgh Korean War Memorial
. . . Map (db m158146) WM
11New York (Orange County), Chester — 1915 Chester Depot
1841: First Erie RR Station Fresh milk first shipped to NYC 1842 by Agent Thaddeus Selleck. Last train Apr ‘83 Opened 1999: History MuseumMap (db m60053) HM
12New York (Orange County), Chester — Artillery Encampment 1779
Wagonmasters with gear for 9 Regts always ready to go. North Carolina Regiment here August 5.Map (db m34327) HM
13New York (Orange County), Chester — Chester, New York
When the first train entered Chester, New York on September 23, 1841, few realized exactly what kind of an impact the railroad would have on the town. Before the New York & Erie Railroad (later reorganized as the Erie Railroad) entered town, Chester . . . Map (db m60383) HM
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14New York (Orange County), Chester — Furybrook Farm
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its part in the settlement and history of the Town of Chester, New York Settled 1731 by Roe family.Map (db m24692) HM
15New York (Orange County), Chester — Goose Pond Mountain AreaThis project was designed and constructed by the New York State Department Transportation
History: The wetland constructed at this site was built by the New York State Department of Transportation Cooperation with Palisades Interstate Park Commission -- Office Of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Department . . . Map (db m109289) HM
16New York (Orange County), Chester — Greycourt - Orange Co., N.Y.
The origins of a railroad in this area date back to 1836, when the Hudson & Delaware Railroad was chartered to build a rail line from Newburgh, New York to Chesterville, New York (now known as Greycourt) with the intention of extending the line to . . . Map (db m60266) HM
17New York (Orange County), Chester — Pet Cemetery
Buried near here is King the Palisades performing lion & girl friend of chimp F J Muggs (sic), plus 250 gravesites of beloved petsMap (db m34497) HM
18New York (Orange County), Chester — Salem Village of Chester
One of the seven villages established 3-22-1845. Only an M.E. Church and a schoolhouse. No trade here, only farming.Map (db m22433) HM
19New York (Orange County), Chester — Site of Cromline House
Built by Daniel Cromline, 1716, named Greycourt Inn. Before 1765 was main house between New Windsor and New JerseyMap (db m43261) HM
20New York (Orange County), Chester — Welcome to Chester
Home of Neufchaltel Cheese Birthplace of Hambletonian progenitor of trottersMap (db m28875) HM
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21New York (Orange County), Chester — Welcome to Chester
Home of Neufchaltel Cheese Birthplace of Hambletonian progeditor of trottersMap (db m29451) HM
22New York (Orange County), Chester — Welcome to Chester
Home of Neufchaltel Cheese Birthplace of Hambletonian progeditor of trottersMap (db m29453) HM
23New York (Orange County), Chester — 651 — Wm. A. Lawrence
Home of First Village President and Civic Leader. Manufactured Neufchatel & Cream Cheese ca. 1876-1925 In Former Factory Here.Map (db m188830) HM
24New York (Orange County), Chester — Yelverton Inn1765 - 1927
Built in 1765 Used as a Tavern for 67 years and occupied by six generations of the Yelverton family. Among distinguished guests entertained were George Washington Alexander Hamilton and Aaron BurrMap (db m71175) HM
25New York (Orange County), Circleville — 1831 Homestead
Built by stonemason Samuel Bull, who gave land in 1841 for church. Formerly called Bull Hack, wife Mary proposed name Circleville.Map (db m136699) HM
26New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Anna B. Warner Memorial Garden
Constitution Island was the home of Susan and Anna Warner from 1836 – 1915. It was presented to the United States Military Academy by Miss Anna Warner and Mrs. Russell Sage. Marker erected in 1968 by the Constitution Island Association Gift . . . Map (db m58775) HM
27New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Fort Constitution Area
Fort Constitution, which would have enclosed this area, was intended to be the major fortification for the defense of the Hudson River. In January 1776, after three months of construction, work on the fort was halted, for the fort was considered to . . . Map (db m58763) HM
28New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Fortress West Point
Elevations in FeetMap (db m166271) HM
29New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Gravel Hill Battery
With its excellent field of fire, Gravel Hill Battery was the island’s key fortification against British ships. Constructed in the spring of 1776, after Fort Constitution’s inability to command the Hudson had become evident, it was destroyed during . . . Map (db m47502) HM
30New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Hill Cliff Battery
The Revolutionary Army fortified this hill in 1776 to provide more firepower down river and to maintain communication between Gravel Hill Battery to the east and the Fort Constitution area to the west. Hill Cliff Battery mounted from three to five . . . Map (db m58772) HM
31New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Marine Battery
Built in early 1776, Marine Battery was destroyed in October 1777. The following year the battery was partially reconstructed on the surviving rampart to protect the Great Chain, which was probably anchored in the cove below. This 10 foot thick . . . Map (db m58765) HM
32New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Redoubt 5
During the period when Constitution Island supplemented the major West Point fortifications, the Continental Army sought to protect the Great Chain and river batteries from land attack. Placed on the highest ground of the then treeless island, . . . Map (db m58774) HM
33New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Redoubt 6
Built in 1779, Redoubt 6 demonstrates the Army’s concern for fortifying the high ground. Necessary for its defense were approximately 115 infantrymen; no cannon were listed for this redoubt. The integrated West Point fortification system provided . . . Map (db m59889) HM
34New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Redoubt 7
Built in 1778 on the island’s highest ground, Redoubt 7 blocked the western land approach to the Great Chain’s anchor on Constitution Island. In constructing the redoubt’s stone rampart, the Army used a large granite outcropping as part of the . . . Map (db m58771) HM
35New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Revolutionary War Constitution Island
The defense of the Hudson River against British ships was an important task of the Revolutionary Army. The river’s sharp bend and strong currents at this point made Constitution Island well located for this purpose. Construction on Fort . . . Map (db m47501) HM
36New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Romans’ Battery
Intended as the west curtain of the never-completed Fort Constitution, “the . . . battery is a straight line constructed by Mr. Romans, at very great expense; it has fifteen embrasures, which face the river at a right angle, and can only . . . Map (db m58768) HM
37New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — Soldiers’ Huts
In winter, when barracks were unavailable, soldiers were generally quartered in huts. Several hut sites remain on Constitution Island. In some the fireplace ruins are in line, while at others no pattern exists. Regiments normally built huts to . . . Map (db m58769) HM
38New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — The Great Chain
Background The Americans and British both knew that passage on the Hudson River was strategically important. The Americans planned to block ship passage on the river and attack enemy ships with cannons and mortar located at defensive forts, and . . . Map (db m89095) HM
39New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — The Great Chain
The Great Chain was anchored near this point 1778 – 1783Map (db m131021) HM
40New York (Orange County), Constitution Island — The Warner House
Constitution Island was purchased by Henry Whiting Warner, an attorney from New York City, who became interested in the island while visiting his brother, Thomas, who served as the Chaplain at West Point from 1823 until 1838. A thick stone . . . Map (db m89119) HM
41New York (Orange County), Cornwall — Freedom Road
The route traveled by the 52 American hostages from Stewart Airport to West Point after their release from captivity in Iran January 25, 1981Map (db m149406) HM
42New York (Orange County), Cornwall — Moodna Viaduct
Built 1906-1908 by Erie & Jersey R.R. Line. Opened, Jan. 1909. Steel 3200’ long; 193’ at highest. Design offers little wind resistance.Map (db m24272) HM
43New York (Orange County), Cornwall — The Storm King By-Pass
Construction started Jan. 21, 1937 -- Construction completed Sept. 26, 1940 Herbert H. Lehman - Governor Frederick Stuart Greene – Supt of Public Works – Arthur W. Brandt – Comm’r of Highways and Supt. of Public Works Harvey . . . Map (db m164652) HM
44New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — Center of Population
Census 2000 Center of Population Monument This Survey Point, Set July 2002, by the Delaware-Hudson Land Surveyors Association, An Affiliate Regional of, and together with the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, . . . Map (db m193761) HM
45New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — Cuddebackville
Named for William A. Cuddeback, colonel in War of 1812, established 1826 on Delaware and Hudson CanalMap (db m118385) HM
46New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — D & H Canal Park
Park established 1978 National Landmark 1968 D & H Canal 1828 – 1898 Roebling Aqueduct 1850 NYS population center 2002Map (db m193760) HM
47New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — D. & H. Canal
Opened 1828 - 1898, from Honesdale, P.A., to Kingston. Carried bulk of New York City's coal until after the Civil WarMap (db m118429) HM
48New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — D. and H. Canal
Crossed the Neversink River here in a wooden aqueduct, abutments showing size of channel 100 yards above bridge.Map (db m193768) HM
49New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — Delaware & Hudson Canal Park
Delaware & Hudson Canal Park Dedicated September 29, 1988 To the leisure enjoyment of all the residents of orange county through the generous land acquisition support given by the National Park Service, N.Y. State Office of Parks, Recreation & . . . Map (db m193763) HM
50New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — Historic Road
Mount Hope & Lumberland Turnpike Co., June 8, 1812. Built after War of 1812, from Town of Wallkill to Narrowsburgh on Delaware.Map (db m118389) HM
51New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — Jacques Caudebeccirca 1666 - 1766
Progenitor of the Cuddeback Families in America who settled in the Neversink Valley in the 1690s. Dedicated at the Cuddeback Family Reunion July 31, 1999Map (db m167766) HM
52New York (Orange County), Cuddebackville — Neversink Aqueduct
Cable suspension bridge Carried D&H Canal over river. Built 1849-1851 by John A. Roebling, Dismantled after 1899Map (db m193765) HM
53New York (Orange County), Deerpark — D & H Canal
Crossed the Mongaup River here in a wooden aqueduct carried bulk of N.Y. City’s coal via Kingston until after the Civil War.Map (db m20560) HM
54New York (Orange County), Deerpark — D. and H. Canal
A sluice from the Mongaup River crossed here to fill canal. Remains of stonework may be seen above bridge.Map (db m20561) HM
55New York (Orange County), Deerpark — Hawk’s Nest
1859 – One lane dirt road 1931-1933   Road was paved 1939 – Official dedication Sept. 21, 2002 – Dedication Upper Delaware Scenic BywayMap (db m20553) HM
56New York (Orange County), Deerpark — Orange County
One of original counties of Province of New York, established 1683, by Gov. Thomas Dongan, named for William, Prince of Orange.Map (db m81839) HM
57New York (Orange County), Deerpark — Tannery
Sparrowbush Tannery Built in 1850 by Maurice M. Schultz. Burned and rebuilt in 1867. Closed in 1932.Map (db m20558) HM
58New York (Orange County), Deerpark — 271 — Valley Junction
Here stood at Wye Junction NY O&W Train Station built ca. 1913. A connection for Kingston and Monticello Railway branchesMap (db m180711) HM
59New York (Orange County), Edenville — Edenville
Settled early 1700’s by the Post family. Named for the idyllic slopes of Mts. Adam & Eve. Known tor its unique minerals.Map (db m81833) HM
60New York (Orange County), Florida — Florida
Settled early 1700’s and originally called Brooklands renamed Florida - from the Latin word, Floridus, which means covered with flowers.Map (db m29729) HM
61New York (Orange County), Florida — Florida Presbyterian Church
On this site, land was purchased in 1741 by men of Brookland to erect a Presbyterian Meeting House. Oldest established congregation in town of Warwick.Map (db m21132) HM
62New York (Orange County), Florida — William H. Seward1801 – 1872
was born on this site in a house now used as a barn in the rear.Map (db m21082) HM
63New York (Orange County), Florida — William Henry Seward
Born in Florida, New York May 16, 1801 Died in Auburn, New York October 10, 1872 New York State Senator 1831 – 1834 Governor, New York State 1839 – 1842 United States Senator 1849 – 1861 Secretary of State of the United States 1861 . . . Map (db m21119) HM
64New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — 32-Pounder
The modern cannon beside you is an accurate reproduction of a ca. 1760-1780 English 32-pounder cannon. The term “32-pounder” refers to the weight of the cannonball, not the cannon itself, which weighs nearly 6,000 pounds. The casting for this . . . Map (db m7669) HM
65New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — A Strategic Location
Built near the southern end of the Hudson River Highlands, the Bear Mountain Bridge is approximately 40 miles north of New York City and 90 miles south of Albany. Here, at Anthony’s Nose and Bear Mountain, the river narrows and the terrain becomes . . . Map (db m89527) HM
66New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Barracks
You are looking at the foundation of a barracks built in the summer of 1776. This was probably a two-story building with a cellar under the northern half. Artifacts recovered from the site tell us a lot about the soldiers who lived here. In the . . . Map (db m7623) HM
67New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Building a Fort
Early in the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress realized that the Hudson River was critical to the American Cause. If the British controlled the river, they could divide the rebellious colonies. Therefore, the Americans began work on Fort . . . Map (db m7555) HM
68New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Enlisted Men’s & Officers’ Barracks
The long foundation to the left was a barracks for enlisted men. The short foundation on the right housed the fort’s senior officers and served as a commissary for storing food provisions. Items stored here were controlled and carefully guarded. . . . Map (db m7624) HM
69New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Fort Montgomery
Valiantly defended by the 5th New York, Lamb’s Artillery and local militia under Gen. George Clinton against heavy British-led forces October 6, 1777.Map (db m7385) HM
70New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Fort Montgomery Today
Welcome to Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. Built by Americans early in the Revolutionary War, Fort Montgomery was captured and destroyed by the British in 1777. Except for a small gun battery constructed in 1779, the fort was not rebuilt. In . . . Map (db m7674) HM
71New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Gardens of the Fort
Hello Visitor, please come take a stroll through our period gardens. Regimental Gardens       The raised beds you see in front of you are a recreation of an 18th century garden. Research has shown that the soldiers at Fort Montgomery had . . . Map (db m89609) HM
72New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Garrison Home
Home of Isaac Garrison and son Revolutionary cannoneers Captured at Battle of Fort Montgomery – 1777. Capt. Molly Corbin, Rev. heroine later resided here. Garrison FamilyMap (db m8275) HM
73New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Grand Battery
Fort Montgomery was built to prevent British ships from sailing up the Hudson River. The centerpiece of the fort’s river defenses was its Grand Battery of six 32-pounder cannons. One of the largest cannons of the Revolutionary War, a 32-pounder was . . . Map (db m7668) HM
74New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Guard House
When excavation of the Guard House was completed in 1969, the site was reburied to protect the feature. Therefore, little is visible today. The Guard House was divided into two rooms that reflected dual uses. The southeastern room was where . . . Map (db m7630) HM
75New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Little Brown Church
Little Brown Church in the dell Fort Montgomery United Methodist Church First church in the area Established 1830Map (db m8276) HM
76New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — North Redoubt
The term redoubt at Fort Montgomery means a strong point in the fort’s walls. There were three redoubts at Fort Montgomery, including the North Redoubt, which you see here. Two of the redoubt’s walls projected out from the fort so that enemies . . . Map (db m7577) HM
77New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Powder Magazine
Fort Montgomery’s powder magazine provided a secure, dry place in which to store the garrison’s gunpowder and ammunition. The magazine was located here because of the site’s good drainage and because of the protection afforded by the rock ridge . . . Map (db m7633) HM
78New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Round Hill Redoubt
During the Battle of Fort Montgomery on October 6, 1777, the fort’s undermanned garrison formed a single rank behind the parapet (the fort’s defensive wall). British skirmishers approached the fort keeping up a constant fire. The British then sent . . . Map (db m7592) HM
79New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Round Hill Redoubt
Fort Montgomery’s “Round Hill” redoubt was built to protect a piece of high ground that commanded the rest of the fort. It was one of three redoubts that the Americans built as they realized their gun batteries, which faced the river, . . . Map (db m7597) HM
80New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Soldiers’ Necessary
A “necessary” is a privy, or outhouse. In front of you is the vault of the only necessary known to have existed at Fort Montgomery. When it was finished in April 1776, it was described as “a large necessary, for soldiers.” It is hard to imagine . . . Map (db m7626) HM
81New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Battle Around the Redoubts
Brigadier General George Clinton, the Governor of New York State, commanded Fort Montgomery during the battle of October 6, 1777. Aware the British were approaching, he ordered some of his men to take a 3-pounder cannon down the western road . . . Map (db m7578) HM
82New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Battle of Fort Montgomery
To aid Lieutenant General John Burgoyne’s British army stalled at Saratoga, Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton sailed from New York with 3,000 British, German, and Loyalist soldiers and a flotilla of warships. On the morning of October 7, 1777, . . . Map (db m166275) HM
83New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Bridge Builders
The men who built the Bear Mountain Bridge had completed some of the most challenging construction projects of the period. Connected by educational institutions, bridge and engineering companies, and previous projects, all had risen through the . . . Map (db m89529) HM
84New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Concord Minute Man of 1776By Daniel Chester French
Donated by Ben and Marie Birillo on the occasion of the 125th charter anniversary of the town of Highlands August 17, 1997Map (db m29864) HM
85New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Escape
As darkness fell and the Battle of Fort Montgomery reached its horrific climax in October of 1777, terrified American defenders were driven from their fort at the points of the enemy bayonets, fleeing for their lives. They clambered down the 120 . . . Map (db m202845) HM WM
86New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War. The 1777 trail represents the route taken by British General Sir Henry Clinton’s forces on . . . Map (db m7671) HM
87New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery
Accounts of the naval action during the Battle of Fort Montgomery are conflicting. This scene is one impression of how the river might have looked during the battle. "The Shark and Cambden were ordered on the east side of the river to defend the . . . Map (db m7556) HM
88New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery
When Sir Henry Clinton’s British troops reached Forts Clinton and Montgomery on October 6, 1777, some of his ships began moving upriver to support them. First came two galleys, the Dependence and the Crane, which were rowed into . . . Map (db m7622) HM
89New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — The William J. Moreau Popolopen Bridge
“Bill” Moreau, Chief Engineer at the New York State Bridge Authority for 27 years. He is recognized world-wide and at home in the Hudson Valley for his strong willed, expert dedication to safe bridge design, function and maintenance for . . . Map (db m89612) HM
90New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Three Sisters Garden
      The raised mounds you see to the rear are a recreation of a native “Three Sisters” garden. Corn, beans, and squash, the Three Sisters were companion crops planted by the natives. As the story goes, the Three Sisters augmented . . . Map (db m89611) HM
91New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Welcome to Fort Montgomery
You are standing near the western end of Fort Montgomery: a Revolutionary War fort built to defend the Hudson Highlands and protect American control of the Hudson River. On October 6, 1777, the British captured Fort Montgomery and destroyed it in . . . Map (db m7438) HM
92New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — Welcome to Historic Fort Montgomery
Fort Montgomery was the scene of a fierce Revolutionary War battle on October 6, 1777. In a daring attack, a British force overwhelmed a brave defense by outnumbered patriots. (upper left caption) Visit Trailside Museums and Zoo to see . . . Map (db m193676) HM
93New York (Orange County), Fort Montgomery — West Redoubt
Fort Montgomery’s “West” Redoubt was one of three strong points built to defend the fort from an overland attack. New York State’s Governor, Brigadier General George Clinton, commanded Fort Montgomery during the battle on October 6, 1777. Clinton . . . Map (db m7588) HM
94New York (Orange County), Godeffroy — Cuddeback
Homestead built in 1755 by Jacobus Cuddeback, Huguenot refugee from France who settled in this vicinity about 1698Map (db m193770) HM
95New York (Orange County), Godeffroy — Fort Gumaer
Built in French and Indian War, 1755-1763, on knoll across flats. Sheltered 105 settlers during Tory and Indian raids, 1778-9Map (db m193769) HM WM
96New York (Orange County), Godeffroy — Peenpack School
Site of Peenpack School Built about 1765. First schoolmaster, Thomas Kyte, member Committee of Safety, 1776Map (db m193771) HM
97New York (Orange County), Goshen — 124th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers"Orange Blossoms"
(eastern upper plaque) 124th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers "Orange Blossoms" Third Army Corps, 1862, 1863. Second Army Corps, 1864, 1865. Army of the Potomac Mustered into the United States service, Goshen, Sept. . . . Map (db m179163) WM
98New York (Orange County), Goshen — 1841 Courthouse
Erected in 1841, this building served as courthouse until 1970. Designed by Thornton M. Niven, if reflects the Greek Revival in architecture that produced man fine buildings.Map (db m42439) HM
99New York (Orange County), Goshen — Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson 1842-1932 “America’s Civil War Joan of Arc” In January of 1864, President Lincoln invited Anna to address Congress, the Cabinet and the Supreme Court, to rally support for the Union cause and the fight . . . Map (db m25762) HM
100New York (Orange County), Goshen — Camp Wickham
Not far from this location, which in 1862 was part of the Wickham Farm that stretched from here to what is now the C. J. Hooker School, lays the site of the first encampment of the celebrated 124th New York Volunteers known as the "Orange Blossoms." . . . Map (db m43410) HM

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