Southeast, NY

On the west side of Route 6 in Southeast, in between Drewville Road and Route 312, across from the reservoir.  The marker reads, “Enoch Crosby, patriot spy of the American Revolution, lived on a farm, given him for his service, on the west side of this reservoir.  State Education Department 1932.”

Enoch Crosby served as the Supervisor of the town of Southeast, and his adventures during the Revolution are believed to have inspired the book “The Spy” by James Fenimore Cooper.  He is buried in Gilead Cemetery in nearby Carmel, NY.