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Plaque on Patriot's Rock

Patriot's Rock

Patriotís rock has been around for about 10,000 years. A glacier pushed it to the spot it is in now!

The Daughters of the American Revolution placed a plaque on the 10-foot high 20-foot long rock. As you can see from the photographs on this page, the rock is so big that you can easily spot it from the road. It is set back about 75 feet into the woods.

Patriotís Rock got its name from the very famous Battle of Setauket that was fought there. The Patriots mounted a cannon on the rock and fired towards the Tories in the Presbyterian Church. The fight lasted for three to four hours. The Battle of Setauket ended when General Parsons got a message that more Tories were coming. It was at that time he retreated. Some of the Patriots names were Zachariah Greene, Caleb Brewster, General Parsons, and Jonathan Dickerson.

The Patriots had a clear shot at the British garrison, which was three hundred to four hundred yards away. Back then, there were no woods, and the rock was on the Village Green. Over the years, the Green was made smaller because roads needed to be made.

It was really cool to see a site where the Patriots fought an actual battle and to stand where Caleb Brewster and other Setauket rebels stood. If you want to see it for yourself, we recommend it

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