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Historical Markers in Cortlandt, New York
Carmel is the county seat for Putnam County
Cortlandt is in Putnam County Putnam County (115) ► ADJACENT TO PUTNAM COUNTY Dutchess County (337) ► Orange County (519) ► Rockland County (266) ► Westchester County (289) ► Fairfield County, Connecticut (395) ►
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Named for General Israel
Putnam, commander of
American forces in the Hudson Highlands
during the American Revolution. — — Map (db m37131) HM
General George Washington with his aides slept in this house many nights while making Peekskill their headquarters in 1776, 1777 & 1778. --------------- It was the house of Pierre Van Cortlandt, member of Colonial Assembly, member of the 2nd., 3rd., . . . — — Map (db m54295) HM
Built in 1756 by Gertrude Beekman, daughter of Stephanus Van Cortlandt. Family hosted Washington on his visits to this area. — — Map (db m54293) HM
Dec. 4, 2022