Red Lion Inn

Red Lion Inn (HM8KI)

Location: Luray, NY 11232 Kings County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 39.283', W 74° 0.179'

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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.
HM NumberHM8KI
Placed ByState of New York
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00
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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
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Area Code(s)917, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3415 Maple Avenue, Luray NY 11232, US
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