Plan of Kingston in 1695

Plan of Kingston in 1695 (HM130R)

Location: Kingston, NY 12401 Ulster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 56.109', W 74° 1.378'

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The stockade was built in three weeks and stood 14 feet high. The settlers, about 70 took their houses and barns apart log by log, carted them uphill and rebuilt them inside the Stockade Area. The walled village was called Wiltwyck. Gates gave the men access to their fields, but women and children were confined to life within the 1200 by 1300-foot perimeter of the wall. The original c. 1660 portion of the Hoffman House stood on the Stockade Area's northwest corner, and there was evidence it may have also served as a fort. On June 7, 1663 the second of two wars started when the Esopus Indians set the village on fire. After a peace treaty signed in 1664, the Esopus Indians gradually migrated from the area. From 1658-77, the Stockade Area was expanded three times to a perimeter just under a mile. Now a National Historic District, it contains one of the largest clusters of 17th and 18th c. Dutch style stone houses in the U.S.
HM NumberHM130R
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 580998 N 4643037
Decimal Degrees41.93515000, -74.02296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 56.109', W 74° 1.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 56' 6.54" N, 74° 1' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 93 N Front St, Kingston NY 12401, US
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