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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Highland, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Orange County, NY (518) Dutchess County, NY (310) Putnam County, NY (115) Rockland County, NY (265) Sullivan County, NY (149) Ulster County, NY (263) Passaic County, NJ (140) Sussex County, NJ (91) Pike County, PA (102)  OrangeCounty(518) Orange County (518)  DutchessCounty(310) Dutchess County (310)  PutnamCounty(115) Putnam County (115)  RocklandCounty(265) Rockland County (265)  SullivanCounty(149) Sullivan County (149)  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
Highland is in Orange County
      Orange County (518)  
ADJACENT TO ORANGE COUNTY
      Dutchess County (310)  
      Putnam County (115)  
      Rockland County (265)  
      Sullivan County (149)  
      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), Highland — Appalachian Trail
First opened October 1923 in Bear Mtn. – Harriman Park. Maintained by volunteers NY – NJ Trail ConferenceMap (db m20725) HM
2New York (Orange County), Highland — Appalachian Trail
Footpath for hikers 2100 miles Georgia – Maine Maintained by volunteers NY – NJ Trail ConferenceMap (db m20727) HM
3New York (Orange County), Highland — Fort Clinton
Oct. 6, 1777, Orange County Militia defended this post, stormed by British, on futile expedition to aid Burgoyne at Saratoga.Map (db m20694) HM
4New York (Orange County), Highland — Orange County
One of the original counties of Province of New York, established 1683, by Gov. Thomas Dongan, named for William, Prince of Orange.Map (db m81840) HM
5New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Hospital RockRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Hospital Rock is the most historically significant place on the battleground. Once Brant’s men broke the Americans’ defensive square late in the afternoon, it was in the shadow of this rock that Lt. Col. Benjamin Tusten, a physician from Goshen, . . . Map (db m20513) HM
6New York (Sullivan County), Highland — In Memory of Our Fallen HeroesRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Although two attempts to recover the bodies of the fallen at Minisink Ford are recorded as having taken place in the weeks following the battle, it was not until 1822, forty-five years after the event, that the remains still lying here were gathered . . . Map (db m20507) HM
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7New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Indian Rock
Legend has it that the Indians and Tories of Joseph Brant set this stone to honor their dead and wounded who fell before the field of fire from the nearby plateau.Map (db m20515) HM
8New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Last Stand On The Rocky HillRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
After the initial contact at the river, Col. Hathorn’s remaining force, about forty men, conducted a fighting retreat until they reached high ground. Here they took up a position about two acres in size. Sentinel Rock, where you are now, marked the . . . Map (db m20511) HM
9New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Minisink Battle Monument
Erected July 22d, 1879 Dedicated to the memory of the Patriots of the Minisink Region who died here July 22, 1779 in the defence of American Liberty <<<<< * * * >>>>> Erected by the Historical Societies of the Minisink Country and of the . . . Map (db m20509) HM
10New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Minisink Battleground Park
In July 1779, after raiding the settlement of Minisink, Loyalists and Native Americans under Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant ambushed and pursued Orange County and New Jersey militia. Revolutionary War Heritage TrailMap (db m20502) HM
11New York (Sullivan County), Highland — The Battle at MinisinkRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 20, 1779, a party of eighty seven Tories and Iroquois Native Americans under the command of Capt. Joseph Brant raided the frontier settlement of Minisink (present day Port Jervis). The raid destroyed homes, farms and mills and was designed . . . Map (db m20505) HM
12New York (Ulster County), Highland — 156th Regiment N.Y.S.V. Infantry
To the memory of the brave and patriotic men of this regiment who served their country faithfully in the Third Brigade Second Division 19th Army Corps 1862 — 1865 This monument erected by their comrades and friends . . . Map (db m146098) WM
13New York (Ulster County), Highland — Circa 1915 “N5” CabooseHudson Valley Rail Trail
The N5 model was the world's first all-steel caboose to go into large-scale production. Designed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and built at its massive complex in Altoona, PA, the "N5” was produced from 1914 to 1942, with only minor changes to . . . Map (db m146047) HM
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14New York (Ulster County), Highland — Elting Homestead
Built by Philip Elting 1817 who founded Village of Highland on his farm which was devised by his grandfather Abraham Elting to Noah Elting April 1797Map (db m145999) HM
15New York (Ulster County), Highland — Highland HamletClassic, Small Town America On The West Bank Of The Hudson — Greater Walkway Experience —
Seeking higher ground, early settlers established this quaint hamlet surrounded by farmland with not-so-distant views of the Hudson. To this day, locals still take its geography literally, pronouncing their home “high land.” Its . . . Map (db m146060) HM
16New York (Ulster County), Highland — Highland HamletClassic, Small Town America On the West Bank Of The Hudson — Greater Walkway Experience —
Seeking higher ground, early settlers established this quaint hamlet surrounded by farmland with not-so-distant views of the Hudson. To this day, locals still take its geography literally, pronouncing their home “high land.” Its . . . Map (db m146088) HM
17New York (Ulster County), Highland — Highland Landing
Yelverton's Landing 1777 Valentine Baker's Landing 1786 New Paltz Landing 1798 The town's shipping center for a century and a halfMap (db m145987) HM
18New York (Ulster County), Highland — Highland LandingHudson Riverfront Reinvented By The Past, Present, And Future — Greater Walkway Experience —
If you were standing on this spot nearly 250 years ago, you may have been the target of British warships making their way up the Hudson to reinforce General Burgoyne in the Battles of Saratoga. Setting colonists' property on fire with hot . . . Map (db m145991) HM
19New York (Ulster County), Highland — Highland LandingHudson Riverfront Reinvented By The Past, Present, And Future — Greater Walkway Experience —
If you were standing on this spot nearly 250 years ago, you may have been the target of British warships making their way up the Hudson to reinforce General Burgoyne in the Battles of Saratoga. Setting colonists' property on fire with hot . . . Map (db m146048) HM
20New York (Ulster County), Highland — Lloyd World War I Memorial
Dedicated To The Sons Of The Town Of Lloyd Who Offered Their Lives In Humanity's Defense In The Great War Of The Nations And In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Those who made the Supreme Sacrifice: Floyd Davis · Frank . . . Map (db m146018) WM
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21New York (Ulster County), Highland — Lloyd World War II & Vietnam War Memorial
In Memory Of The Men And Women Of The Town of Lloyd Who Served Our Nation In War And Peace They Gave The Supreme Sacrifice World War II Bennett, Lloyd B. · Bezzaro, Anthony J. · DiBenedetto, Joseph A. · Donovan, William J. · Dubols, . . . Map (db m146096) WM
22New York (Ulster County), Highland — Mid-Hudson Bridge Dedication400 Years of History
Eleanor Roosevelt, joined by the state superintendent of public works (left) and the bridge designers (right), cuts the ribbon at the August 25, 1930, opening of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Background photograph courtesy New York State Bridge . . . Map (db m145280) HM
23New York (Ulster County), Highland — Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Cantilevered SpansThe Great Connector
The bridge has three cantilevered spans supported by rectangular trusses. Developed during the 19th century, the cantilever span is supported on only one end and can bridge greater distances with few supports. Background photograph by . . . Map (db m145298) HM
24New York (Ulster County), Highland — Poughkeepsie Regatta400 Years of History
The eight-man crew from the University of Wisconsin varsity team lifting a 60-foot boat. When this photograph was taken in 1914, races on the Hudson were four miles long and went from north to south with the prevailing current. Background . . . Map (db m145359) HM
25New York (Ulster County), Highland — Presbyterian Church
Organized May 26, 1792, as the Presbyterian Congregation of New Paltz. Present edifice erected 1844.Map (db m145980) HM
26New York (Ulster County), Highland — SloopsThe Hudson Highway
Sloops were the primary means of travel and shipping on the river, the "eighteen wheelers" of the 19th century. A sloop (from Dutch sloep) is a sailboat with a single mast placed toward the front of the boat. Background photograph . . . Map (db m145299) HM
27New York (Ulster County), Highland — Town of Lloyd Organized
First Town of Lloyd meeting held here May 6, 1845, Lloyd Township set off from town of New Paltz. Town pop. 1845 was 2035.Map (db m28649) HM
28New York (Ulster County), Highland — Women’s Veteran Memorial
In Honor Of The Women From The Town of Lloyd Who Have Served In The Armed Forces Of The United StatesMap (db m146102) WM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022