New Utrecht Liberty Pole

New Utrecht Liberty Pole (HMK9I)

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

N 40° 36.514', W 74° 0.047'

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This Liberty Pole marks the spot over which the American flag first waved in the town of New Utrecht. The original pole was erected by our forefathers at the Evacuation of the British, November 1783, amid the firing of cannons and demonstration of joy.

A second pole was erected on the same site in 1834.

The third pole was erected May 1899.

T.C. Van Pelt ? ? ? ? J. Lott Nostrand
November 1902

< Lower Markers >
The third pole was re-set
May 1899
by the descendants of those by whom
it was originally erected. The occasion
was appropriately observed by a
popular demonstration
and the unfurling of a new flag.
T.C. Van Pelt ? ? ? ? J. Lott Nostrand

Fourth Pole Erected
September 10, 1910
Presented by
Townsend C. Van Pelt
and his wife
Marie E. Van Pelt
to the
New Utrecht Liberty Pole Association
incorporated 1908

Fourth Liberty Pole
Destroyed by Lightning
July 14, 1936
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Replaced by
Fifth Liberty Pole
October 1936

Sixth Liberty Pole erected 1948
Presented by
Dr. and Mrs. Bergen W. Glover
Mr. George M. Cowenhoven
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Rutger Van Brunt
HM NumberHMK9I
Year Placed1902
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584531 N 4495785
Decimal Degrees40.60856667, -74.00078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.514', W 74° 0.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 30.84" N, 74° 0' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)917, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8301-8399 18th Ave, Greenville NY 11214, US
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