Site of Pleasure Ground

Site of Pleasure Ground (HMFAC)

Location: Montgomery, NY 12549 Orange County
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N 41° 31.274', W 74° 14.541'

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Part of Original Archibald Kennedy Patent

James Ward-Grist-Miller, owned present village-called Ward's Bridge until 1810. Land part of Thomas & Mary Powell, vast farm on both sides of Union Street, early Hudson River steamboat builders.
1850-1878-Site of first Orange County Fairs, circuses, used for sports, and field trips.
1861-Part of entire farm land of Alanson-Elizabeth Hawkins Sears, notable families. Later inherited by daughter Hannah & George Senior-prominent merchant.
1879-1920 Montgomery Driving Park Association frequent harness racing competitions upon one half mile track named "Pleasure Grounds" S. Walsh, notable trainer, driver, area wide winner.
1900-"Community C1ub" Montgomery Academy Alumni spurred interest thereon for village improvements for scouting events, recreational, educational, local & county wide use.
1900-Charles Tice-cattle dealer, butcher, (livestock yard) lower 9 Acres.
1918-Dayton MacMurtrie's-Large dairy produced "Grade A Milk" for daily home delivery, on entire farm for half a century.
1980-Attorney Thomas Hadaway purchased upper track anticipating future need of public works, police department & relaxation.
1998-Residents approved purchase (from developer) of acreage along Wallkill River for relaxation & recreation.
1998-Historic marker dedicated at Bachelor Street.
2004-Dedication Program.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByVillage of Montgomery
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 563215 N 4596898
Decimal Degrees41.52123333, -74.24235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.274', W 74° 14.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 16.44" N, 74° 14' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138 Union St, Montgomery NY 12549, US
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