Milestone Park

Milestone Park (HMK33)

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

N 40° 36.575', W 73° 59.976'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 135 views
Inscription
This park is at the location of the oldest existing milestone in New York City. The New Ultrecht milestone was placed here in approximately 1741 under the reign of George II. The stone, which served as a directional post to travelers, stood at the juncture of two colonial roads: Kings Highway and Old Ultrecht - Flatbush Road (now 18th Avenue). It also served as a gauge to determine postal rates.The inscription read as follows:
Front - 8¼ Mile to N York FerryThis RoadTo Deny's Ferry2½ MileSide - 10½ Mile to N York FerryThis RoadTo Jamaica15 Mile
The New Ultrecht Milestone is now in safekeeping with the Long Island Historical Society.
Details
HM NumberHMK33
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:24pm 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 584630 N 4495899
Decimal Degrees40.60958333, -73.99960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.575', W 73° 59.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 34.50" N, 73° 59' 58.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)917, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8101 18th Ave, Appomattox NY 11214, 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.

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. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?