Pratt Rock

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Pratt Rock Park
Pratt Rock Postcard 1909.jpg
Location NY 23 NW of jct. with NY 23A
Nearest city Prattsville, New York
Coordinates 42°18′43″N 74°24′39″W / 42.31194°N 74.41083°W / 42.31194; -74.41083Coordinates: 42°18′43″N 74°24′39″W / 42.31194°N 74.41083°W / 42.31194; -74.41083
Built 1843
NRHP Reference # 92001645
Added to NRHP December 10, 1992[1]

Pratt Rock, also known as Pratt's Rock, is a rockface or other landform that includes a series of stone carvings in Prattsville, New York depicting the life of Zadock Pratt.[2] Pratt was supposed to be buried in a tomb carved into the stone, but work was stopped after only a small recessed chamber was created because water leaked through the rock overhead, and excavating the stone was providing to be too difficult. The rock was originally a monument for Pratt's son, George W. Pratt, who was killed in the Civil War. It is considered the first memorial for the Civil War.

Ripley's Believe it or Not once called it "New York's Mt. Rushmore".

As Pratt Rock Park, the place was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

View from the top of Pratt Rock. The Schoharie Creek can be seen in the valley.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Pratt Rocks in Prattsville". Archived from the original on 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 

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