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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cross Keys Tavern
United States Constitution Bicentennial
 
Cross Keys Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
1. Cross Keys Tavern Marker
 
Inscription. This tavern, operated at the time by John Manning, hosted the overnight stay of George Washington April 22, 1789 on route to his inauguration on April 30, 1789. Washington was accompanied on the part of the journey from New Brunswick to Rahway by Captain Nathaniel Heard and militia from Woodbridge. The tavern was originally located at the corner of Main Street and Amboy Avenue.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 33.258′ N, 74° 17.006′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on S James Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 S James Street, Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Cross Keys Tavern (a few steps from this marker); United States Post Office (a few steps from this marker); George Washingtonís Inauguration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodbridge (about 600 feet away); Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951 (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodbridge Township (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodbridge Police Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Marker on S James Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
2. Marker on S James Street
 

 
Also see . . .  George Washington's first inauguration. National Archives and Records Administration. (Submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Cross Keys Tavern Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
3. Cross Keys Tavern
President-elect George Washington spent the night in this tavern on April 22, 1789.
 
 
Former Location of Cross Keys Tavern Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
4. Former Location of Cross Keys Tavern
This Knights of Columbus building is on the original site of the Cross Keys Tavern, on the corner of Main Street and Amboy Avenue.
 
 
KC Chimney Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
5. KC Chimney
This chimney at the Knights of Columbus building was part of the original Cross Keys Tavern when it was located at this site.
 
 
1794 Image of Woodbridge's Cross Keys Tavern Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin
6. 1794 Image of Woodbridge's Cross Keys Tavern
Photo courtesy of Rick Detwiller from his book Battle of Short Hills.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,287 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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