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Greenstreet

Kings Hwy B/w Troy Ave & E. 41st St (ne)

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Kings Highway was a pre-Columbian trail that may have led to a Native American holy site. The route the highway runs through in Brooklyn has changed many times during its long existence, and the road has seen some important moments in history. The British General Lord Cornwallis traveled along it with his troops on August 26, 1776, to the Battle of Brooklyn, a major American defeat in the Revolutionary War. When President George Washington came to survey the agricultural abilities of Kings, Queens, and Suffolk Counties in 1792, he traveled down this rural road. Gradually, attractive homesteads started to line the road as farmers moved into the area.

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