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DIVERSE DOCUMENTS: OUR VARIED HERITAGE by S. Gardner

A guide to selected historical documents, events, places, and other material focusing on Black History, Native Americans, and other racial minority populations in the Town of Warwick.

The Plaques at Greenwood Forest Farms

These descriptions and photos are from the Historical Markers Database, documented by Clifton Patrick.

The markers at Nelson Road

Gladys Taylor’s Inn Marker image. Click for full size.

1. Gladys Taylor’s Inn Marker

Inscription: Notable Inn, 1942 - 1968, of the Greenwood Lake Forest Farms Colony.
Vacation residence of African-American cultural leaders including Langston Hughes.
 
Erected by Greenwood Forest Farms Association.
 
Location. 41° 14.666′ N, 74° 15.883′ W. Marker is in Monroe, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Nelson Rd 1.2 miles from Lakes Rd (County Route 5), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Nelson Rd, Monroe NY 10950, United States of America. Touch for directions.

 

"The Colony" Marker image. Click for full size.

2.  "The Colony" Marker

Inscription: Founded in 1919 by Sterling Forest Farms Corporation as the first African-American vacation community in New York State.
 
Erected by Greenwood Forest Farms Association.
 
Location. 41° 14.592′ N, 74° 15.85′ W. Marker is in Warwick, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Nelson Rd and Cooper Rd., on the right when traveling south on Nelson Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 193 Nelson Rd, Monroe NY 10950, United States of America.

 

Native American Marker

Inscription:  Chuckhass.  Signed Indian deed 1703 to Wawayanda Paten Lands. Lived 1/2 mile south on Benj. Aske's farm named Warwick by owner in 1719. [transcriber's note:  naming of farm "Warwick" had occurred earlier than this, documented to about 1714]

This marker is located at the intersection of Rt. 17A/Galloway Rd. and South St. extension in the Village of Warwick.