MAPS

Maps can reveal a different side of history, including showing distances and location of places in relation to one another, and the topography of an area. Each of the following maps provide different insights into the Burning of Kingston, The Revolutionary War, and Kingston itself.

Miller Map

Miller Map

The Miller Map comes from the volume, Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York Volume 13, and is found between pages 84 and 85. The map was made by an English Anglican priest who visited New York in 1695. He sketched maps of the prominent towns. On his way back to England, he encountered French privateers, and he threw his notes overboard. Miller was captured, and taken back to France. After being paroled from the French, Miller returned to England and recreated the map. This map shows the Stockade area of Kingston as it appeared in 1695. View Map

Miller Map

Schoonmaker's Map

This map shows Kingston in 1777, and it comes from Marius Schoonmaker's, History of Kingston, New York. The map shows the how the village of Kingston has expanded. The numbers on the map match up with a list of individuals whose houses and/or barns were burned by the British in 1777.
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Map of the Corporation of Kingston #166

This map was made in 1771 by James Clinton, brother of the Revolutionary War Governor of New York State, George Clinton. It shows the entire bounds of the town or corporation of Kingston. On the right hand side would be the edge of Saugerties, and on the left hand side would be Esopus, moving in the direction of New Paltz.The interesting thing about this map is that if you find the "Rondout Kill" you will see a road that is labeled, "Road to Kingston Landing" and that goes to the Village of Kingston, signified by a church. This is the road that the British would have used to march from the Rondout to Uptown Kingston when they burned it in 1777.
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Royal Province Map

This map was made by a man named Claude Sauthier in 1776 of the Royal Province of New York. This map is excellent for the "big picture". In it you can see not only Kingston and Ulster County, but also Albany, New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and even Boston.
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Revolutionary War Map

An overview of the of the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783.
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Tourist Map of Kingston

The Tourist Map of Kingston.
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