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Oakland in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hendrik Van Allen House

 
 
Hendrik Van Allen House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
1. Hendrik Van Allen House Marker
Inscription.
Located on Ramapo Valley Road
key military highway for troops
and supply units
during the Revolutionary War
this building served as
General George Washington’s
headquarters on July 14, 1777
and
as the Bergen County Court House
in
1778 – 1779

Dedicated by
The Woman’s Club of Oakland
1961

 
Erected 1961 by The Woman’s Club of Oakland.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 41° 1.769′ N, 74° 14.196′ W. Marker is in Oakland, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Ramapo Valley Road (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling west on Franklin Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland NJ 07436, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hendrick Van Allen House (here, next to this marker); Dahlgren Gun (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacobus S. Demarest House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Franklin Avenue
Hendrik Van Allen House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
2. Hendrik Van Allen House Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dellbrook Estate, Baldwin Residence (approx. 2 miles away); Ackerman-Boyd House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .  Oakland Historical Society. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington's Headquarters House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
3. Washington's Headquarters House
This house was used as headquarters by Gen. George Washington on July 14 and 15, 1777 as the troops marched from Morristown, NJ to Smith's Clove, NY.
Hendrik Van Allen House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
4. Hendrik Van Allen House
The house is currently owned by the Oakland Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,677 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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