St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
Route 102, Queenstown
Attraction #12

St. Stephen’s Anglican is the resting place of Colonel Richard Hewlett of DeLancey’s Brigade, who commanded a battalion on Long Island throughout the American Revolutionary War and was responsible for bringing the Loyalist regiments to this area. His house stands next door to the church. Hewlett’s nostalgia for home is evident in the names he gave to his new surroundings. His house overlooks Long Island. He named the area the Parish of Hampstead and called the larger region Queens County. Colonel Hewlett had left his home in Hampstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York for life here as an exile.