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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jamaica
Jamaica, New York and Vicinity
▶ Queens County (77) ▶ Bronx County (57) ▶ Kings County (171) ▶ Nassau County (232) ▶ New York County (1310) ▶ Richmond County (116) ▶ Monmouth County, New Jersey (235)
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|This sidewalk clock, originally locared at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue,
is a fine example of a vanishing street amenity. Probably installed
on Jamaica Avenue around the turn of the century and
designated a New York City landmark in 1981, it is a . . . — — Map (db m127376) HM|
|IN 1907, real estate developers Ernestus Guilick and Felix Isman purchased 500 acres of land north of the Colonial Village of Jamaica, here they established the Jamaica Estates Corporation. Their purpose was to erect an affluent resort with an . . . — — Map (db m38497) HM|
Original Jamaica town burying
ground, established 1660.
Egbert Benson born 1746
died 1833, buried here. First
Attorney General, N.Y. State. — — Map (db m108715) HM|
|Designated as a New York City Landmark in 1976, Prospect Cemetery, the
original Old Burial Ground of the Village of Jamaica is one of the
few remaining Colonial cemeteries in Queens. The earliest written record
of the cemetery dates back to 1668. . . . — — Map (db m121488) HM|
|Home of Rufus King, who served his state and country with honor and distinction as delegate to the Continental Congress 1784, 1785, 1786. U.S. Senator from New York, 1789-1796, Minister to England 1796-1803, 1825-1826, under Washington, Adams, and . . . — — Map (db m108713) HM|
|At the head of this street known in colonial days as Meeting House Lane stood the Old Stone Church, used as a place of worship from 1699 to 1813, and as a prison in 1776 by the British. — — Map (db m127377) HM|
|We the employees of the United States Postal Service, New York International Service Center, present this token of appreciation in honor of all veterans who served our country. — — Map (db m19176) HM|