The King's Highway

The King's Highway (HM566)

Location: New Windsor, NY 12553 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 27.286', W 74° 2.998'

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This gentle slope was part of a King's Highway constructed in 1741 and known locally as the Goshen Road. When the Ellison's stone house was built here in 1754, it faced this heavily traveled highway.
Over this road various grains were brought to the Ellison gristmill. Products from the mill were carted to the Ellison dock at New Windsor, where they loaded onto a family-owned sloop destined for the Ellison wharf in New York City. From there, they were shipped overseas or to other colonies.
When parts of the highway were formed into the New Windsor and Blooming Grove Turnpike in 1801, an L-shaped section in front of John Ellison's house was by-passed. Today, this fragment of a once busy highway leads toward the ruins of the Ellison's gristmill and to the stone-arched bridge that carried the road across the Silver Stream and on toward Goshen.
HM NumberHM566
Placed ByKnox's Headquarters State Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 579348 N 4589678
Decimal Degrees41.45476667, -74.04996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.286', W 74° 2.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 17.16" N, 74° 2' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)845, 914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 811 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor NY 12553, US
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