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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodbridge

 
 
Woodbridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
1. Woodbridge Marker
Inscription.
November 28-29, 1776, Washington passed this way on the march to New Brunswick. April 22, 1789, on his inaugural tour to New York, he lodged at the Cross Keys Tavern at the northwest corner of Main Street and Perth Amboy Avenue.
 
Erected by New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Location. 40° 33.354′ N, 74° 17.015′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Amboy Avenue (New Jersey Route 35), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to Denis B. Sullivan Park. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cross Keys Tavern (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Post Office (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Cross Keys Tavern (about 600 feet away); George Washington’s Inauguration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodbridge Township (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodbridge Police Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodbridge War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Also see . . .
Marker on Amboy Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
2. Marker on Amboy Avenue

1. George Washington's first inauguration. National Archives and Records Administration. (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Woodbridge Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
3. Marker in Woodbridge
Gen. Washington and the Continental Army passed this point on their retreat across New Jersey in November of 1776. The photo looks in the direction that they marched.
Cross Keys Tavern Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
4. Cross Keys Tavern
George Washington stayed at this Tavern on April 22, 1789 when traveling to New York City for his first inauguration. It is located around the corner from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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