Battle of White Plains

Battle of White Plains (HM57R)

Location: White Plains, NY 10606 Westchester County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 1.813', W 73° 46.789'

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October 28th, 1776
The Continental Army
Under the Command of
General George Washington
Defended the Heights
Checking the British
Advance Across
Westchester

Erected by
the City of White Plains
to commemorate
the 225th Anniversary of the Battle


Back of Marker:
White Plains

At the time of the Battle of Long Island and Capture of the city of New York by the British, the New York Provincial Congress moved to safety in White Plains.

The Colonial roads intersected in the Town, placing it in the path of the British attempt to encircle and to capture Washington's Army.

The heights around White Plains, and intervening rivers and swamps, presented a natural defensive position for an American stand. For these reasons, the site became the field of battle.

From October 28th to November 1st, 1776, in five days of intermittent fighting, White Plains became a Place of Honor.
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HM NumberHM57R
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByCity of White Plains
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 602573 N 4542828
Decimal Degrees41.03021667, -73.77981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 1.813', W 73° 46.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 1' 48.78" N, 73° 46' 47.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 88-94 Battle Ave, White Plains NY 10606, US
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