Red Lion Inn

Red Lion Inn (HM8KI)

Location: Luray, NY 11232 Kings County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 39.283', W 74° 0.179'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 152 views
Inscription

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

Near here stood the Red Lion Inn, marking the junction of three country roads: Martense Lane, which followed what is now the southern edge of the Green-Wood Cemetery; the Narrows Road, which came up the shore of New York Bay from Denyse's Ferry; and the Gowanus Road, which led back up to Brooklyn Heights. On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn began when a British column under General James Grant attacked American pickets defending the Red Lion.

Although the Americans put up a stubborn resistance, Grant's forces pushed them back up the Gowanus Road toward the old Stone House. From there, thanks to a heroic counterattack by General Stirling, they were able to reach safety in Brooklyn Heights.

The British objective was Brooklyn Heights, which was vital to the defense of The City of New York.
Details
HM NumberHM8KI
Tags
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584287 N 4500906
Decimal Degrees40.65471667, -74.00298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.283', W 74° 0.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 16.98" N, 74° 0' 10.74" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)917, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3415 Maple Avenue, Luray NY 11232, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?