Nathan Hale Rock Moved to Accommodate Halesite Construction
The famous Nathan Hale Rock was was moved approximately 70 feet in order to accommodate the construction activity that is occurring on New York Avenue, in Halesite. The rock, which serves as a monument for revolutionary war hero Nathan Hale is located on the western side of New York Avenue and on the south side of Mill Dam Road directly across from the American Legion Post.
Nathan Hale was born in Connecticut in 1755. Hale then joined the Continental Army in 1775 during the American Revolution. Hale volunteered to work as a spy in 1776 but was ultimately captured by the British Army right here in Huntington. He was then executed shortly thereafter in New York on September 22, 1776.