Milestone Park

Milestone Park (HMK2H)

Location: Richmond, NY 11214 Kings County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 36.571', W 73° 59.964'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

On this site stood the Van Pelt House, portions of which dated to the late 17th Century. During the Revolutionary War, local farmers like the Van Pelts saw their homes used to quarter British and Hessian officers as well as American prisoners. The house was dismantled for the creation of the park in the mid-twentieth century, one of many such events that have marked the disappearance of Kings County's rural past.

The New Utrecht Milestone (erected in 1741) marked the juncture of the King's Highway (currently 82nd Street) and Old Road (now 18th Avenue) which led to the Town of Flatbush and to Gowanus Bay. On August 22, 1776, the invading British troops followed the King's Highway to seize the villages of Gravesend and Flatbush to the east. They took the Old Road to Flatbush and proceeded north to engage the American forces.
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HM NumberHMK2H
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Placed ByNew York State
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584647 N 4495892
Decimal Degrees40.60951667, -73.99940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.571', W 73° 59.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 34.26" N, 73° 59' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)917, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8101 18th Ave, Richmond NY 11214, US
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