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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Port Jervis, New York

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Port Jervis is in Orange County
      Orange County (479)  
      Dutchess County (304)  
      Putnam County (115)  
      Rockland County (258)  
      Sullivan County (136)  
      Ulster County (241)  
      Passaic County, New Jersey (129)  
      Sussex County, New Jersey (84)  
      Pike County, Pennsylvania (91)  
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1New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — 12pd. Napoleon CannonManufactured - 1863
This Model 1999 [sic - it was No. 199 produced] 12pd. Napoleon Civil War era (1861-1865) cannon was built by Revere Copper Company and inspected by Thomas Jefferson Rodman (T.J.R.), the Ordinance [sic - Ordnance] Inspector. His initials are . . . Map (db m107173) HM
2New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — 1903 Library
Port Jervis Free Library Chartered Sept 29 1892 Only Carnegie Library in Orange County New York Site given by Peter FarnumMap (db m107188) HM
3New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Banach Olympic Circle
Ed Banach   &   Lou Banach 90 kg.       100 kg. 1984 Olympic Gold Medalists Free style wrestling Dedicated Sept. 1, 1984 – E. Arthur Gray, MayorMap (db m20564) HM
4New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — 328 — Bridge Ca. 1855
Site of first bridge across the Delaware from Matamoras to Port Jervis. Built by Erie & NY Railroad. Wrecked by a wind storm in 1870.Map (db m132773) HM
5New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Canal Basin
East basin of Delaware and Hudson Canal, 1828 – 1898. Carried bulk of New York City’s coal. Construction Engineer, John B. Jervis.Map (db m20559) HM
6New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Civil War Memorial
This monument was erected by the patriotic generosity of Diana Farnum and was dedicated July 4th, 1886, to the memory of the Men of Deerpark who, by their services and lives in the Civil War of 1861-5, aided in preserving the . . . Map (db m107224) WM
7New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Cole’s Fort
Built 1755, in French and Indian War, by New Jersey which claimed this area. Home of Wilhelmus Cole settled here about 1730.Map (db m20519) HM
8New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Decker Fort
Home of Martinus Decker, burned by Brant’s raiders, July 20, 1779. Rebuilt, 1793. Headquarters of John B. Jervis, 1826 – 28.Map (db m20527) HM
9New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Decker Fort
Major Decker's stockaded house on this site burned by Brant's raiders, July 20, 1779. Militia pursuing Brant rallied here.Map (db m62473) HM
10New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Erie Turntable
Built in 1854 and used by the railroad until ca. 1987 Restored to full operating condition in 1996 it is one of a few left in the nationMap (db m107247) HM
11New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Fort Burned by Indians
The Machackemech Chapter Daughters of the Revolution of Port Jervis place this tablet to mark the fort burned by the Indians and Tories under the command of Joseph Brant in the year 1779. Rebuilt in 1793 Second Plaque: This house was occupied . . . Map (db m20525) HM
12New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Fort Decker
Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant burned this stone house owned by Lieutenant Martinus Decker in July 1779 before the Battle of Minisink. Revolutionary War Heritage TrailMap (db m20523) HM
13New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Indian Raid
Maghaghkamik Church, built 1743 on this site, was burned in raid by Joseph Brant’s Mohawks and Tories, July 20, 1779.Map (db m20517) HM
14New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Indian Raid
Route taken by N. Y. and N. J. militia in pursuit of Col. Brant for raid on Minisink (Port Jervis) July 21, 1779Map (db m53046) HM
15New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Indian Raid
Grist mill on this stream built by Solomon Davis, about 1730, was burned in Brant's raid, July 20, 1779Map (db m53049) HM
16New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Indian Raid
School here was burned by raiders July 20, 1779. Teacher scalped, boys made prisoners; girls saved by Brant's mark on aprons.Map (db m62474) HM
17New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Indian Raid
House and barn of Simon Westfall on this site, burned by Brant’s Mohawks and Tories, July 20, 1776Map (db m147802) HM
18New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Korean War Memorial
In honor of all the men and women who served our nation in Korea from 1950 - 1953 In Memoriam to those men and women from the Tri-State Area who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country [Roll of Honored Dead] . . . Map (db m107116) WM
19New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Machackemech Burying Ground
The burial place of the pioneers and early settlers in this vicinity, many of them in unmarked graves.
-------------------------- Cole’s Fort, built in 1755, was located about a hundred feet northwest. ---------- Erected by Machackemech Chapter . . . Map (db m20569) HM
20New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Old Mine Road
Oldest 100-mile road in America. Built by Dutch miners before 1664 from Kingston to copper mines near Delaware Water Gap.Map (db m20544) HM
21New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Oldest Church
Organized in 1737 and formed by early Dutch settlers. It is the oldest congregation in the area. Present edifice built in 1868.Map (db m20543) HM
22New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Port Jervis
Named for John B. Jervis, engineer who built D and H Canal. Indian name Maghaghkamik or Minisink. First settler, 1690.Map (db m20563) HM
23New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Port Jervis
Named for John B. Jervis, engineer, who built D. and H. Canal. Was called Mahackemeck by Indians. First settler, 1690.Map (db m107167) HM
24New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Site of Fort Van Auken
Unsuccessfully attacked by Mohawks and Tories led by Joseph Brant in raid on this valley, July 20, 1779Map (db m167760) HM
25New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Stephen Crane
In this park Stephen Crane interviewed men of the famed Civil War Orange Blossoms regiment and then wrote The Red Badge of Courage, published in 1895Map (db m107120) HM
26New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Tap Stone Inn
and stagecoach stop First meeting of Greenville was held here December 3, 1853Map (db m48855) HM
27New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — The American Revolution1775 - 1783 — Against All Odds —
In honor of the brave patriots who sacrificed their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, and whose wisdom, determination, and fortitude brought forth a new nation under God, dedicated to liberty and freedom. "We the People" September . . . Map (db m107115) WM
28New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — The Crane House
The home of Judge William Crane from 1890-1901.  His brother Stephen visited from 1891 - 1896 creating some of his finest works.Map (db m30534) HM
29New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — The Erie Depot
Built in 1892, enlarged in 1912, this building served as the Delaware Division's largest station until its closing in the mid 1970's. Dedicated July 4 1986Map (db m107250) HM
30New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Toll House
This building, a toll house for the bridge spanning the Delaware from 1871 – 1922, was incorporated into the Flo-Jean Restaurant in 1929. Donated by the Wallace FamilyMap (db m24479) HM
31New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Tow PathD & H Canal
Opened 1828,   Closed 1898. From Honesdale, Pa., to Kingston. Carried coal to New York City.Map (db m20562) HM
32New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Trolley Line
From 1898 to 1924 the Port Jervis Traction Co. operated a line along the city’s streets from tri-states to Sparrowbush.Map (db m20551) HM
33New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — U.S. Naval Services Honored DeadIn Memoriam
Shipmates of the U.S. Naval Services who sacrificed that this nation might live. Navy • Coast Guard • Seabees • Marines Dedicated August 14, 1955Map (db m107184) WM
34New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of all the men and women who served our nation in Vietnam from 1959 - 1975 In Memoriam to those men and women from the Tri-State Area who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country [Roll of Honored Dead] . . . Map (db m107122) WM
35New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — War Memorial
To all men and women from all warsMap (db m107187) WM
36New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — War on Terrorism Memorial
This monument is dedicated to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country in the war against terrorism [Roll of Honored Dead] Brian L. Pavlich, SSgt, US Army, 3/11/2003 Irving Medina, Spc, US Army, . . . Map (db m107126) WM
37New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Wihlahoosa Cave
Major Johannesa Decker, wounded by Indians of Brant's raiding party, escaped by hiding in the cave above July 20, 1779.Map (db m167761) HM
38New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — Willmore Pavlich & Howard Tarkett WWII MemorialIn Memoriam
Willmore Pavlich & Howard Tarkett Members of Maghogomock H. & L. Co. They gave their lives in World War II Dedicated July 4, 1951Map (db m107186) WM
39New York (Orange County), Port Jervis — World War II Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to those in this vicinity who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II Albert Adams • Raymond F. Adams • James C. Alward Emerson T. Augston • Clifford J. Barthelmes • Donald R. Bauer Donald Burns • Bernard . . . Map (db m107176) WM
Jan. 22, 2022