Rockaway Footpath

Rockaway Footpath (HMK28)

Location: Washington, NY 11207 Kings County
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N 40° 41.077', W 73° 54.022'

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On the eve of the Battle of Long Island in the early morning hours of August 27, 1776, General William Howe, commander of the British forces, ordered a local tavern owner, William Howard, and his son to guide several thousand British redcoats along this path in order to avoid detection by the patriot sentries believed to be guarding nearby Jamica pass.

Dedicated on the two-hundred and twenty-fifth
anniversary of the Battle of Long Island by
the Evergreens Cemetery,
August 12, 2001.
HM NumberHMK28
Year Placed2001
Placed ByEvergreens Cemetery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 592921 N 4504328
Decimal Degrees40.68461667, -73.90036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.077', W 73° 54.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 4.62" N, 73° 54' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1629 Bushwick Ave, Washington NY 11207, US
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