The Babylon Village Fountain

The Babylon Village Fountain (HM21ZL)

Location: Babylon, NY 11702 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.768', W 73° 19.512'

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On Memorial Day, May 31, 1897, the Babylon Women's Exchange presented the Village with an "enduring memorial" to their charitable work. With the last $400 remaining in the treasury, it was decided to purchase a drinking fountain for man and beast. It stood ten feet tall and stood on the southwest corner of Fire Island Avenue and Main Street. The fate of the fountain is a matter of historic record. It was removed in June of 1917 and replaced on July 4th with the "Liberty Pole", a flagpole that marked the country's entrance into the First World War.

This reproduction stands as a tribute to the work of the Women's Exchange, and all charitable and service organizations in the Babylon Village.

Dedicated Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Dr. Christopher Proto · Judy Driscoll Skillen

This historic reproduction would would not have been possible without the help and cooperation of the people of Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

(Donors names omitted - see photo for details)
HM NumberHM21ZL
Year Placed2011
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 641501 N 4506374
Decimal Degrees40.69613333, -73.32520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.768', W 73° 19.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 46.08" N, 73° 19' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)516, 631, 212
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105-121 NY-27A, Babylon NY 11702, US
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