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Greenwich in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greenwich Tea Burning Monument

 
 
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
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1. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Marker
Inscription. Monument front:
In honor of the Patriots of Cumberland Co., NJ who—on the evening of December 22, 1774—burned British tea near this site.

List of Patriots on Marker:
Tea Burners
Ebenezer Elmer
Timothy Elmer
James Ewing
Thomas Ewing
Joel Fithian
Philip V. Fithian
Lewis Howell
Richard Howell
James B. Hunt
John Hunt
Andrew Hunter, Jr.
Joel Miller

 
Erected 1908 by Cumberland County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 23.3′ N, 75° 20.3′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Ye Greate Street and Market Street on Ye Greate Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich NJ 08323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hot Tea (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Greenwich Township (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gibbon House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wood House (approx. half a
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Marker - Patriot Names Photo, Click for full size
By R. C., April 4, 2009
2. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Marker - Patriot Names
mile away); Little Stone School (approx. one mile away); Baptist Log Meeting House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Broad Street Presbyterain Church (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwich.
 
Regarding Greenwich Tea Burning Monument. The Greenwich Tea Party took place on December 22, 1774, in what is now Greenwich Township, a small community in Cumberland County, New Jersey on the Cohansey River. That night, a load of tea meant to be sent overland into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was torched by a group of 40 Patriots dressed as Native Americans. The event took place a year after the Boston Tea Party.
 
Also see . . .
1. Greenwich Tea Burning: 1774. Official Cumberland County web site. (Submitted on April 7, 2009.) 

2. Greenwich Tea Burners Monument. This link includes a picture of the dedication ceremony. The monument was built by the O. J. Hammell Company (no longer in business), who also built the New Jersey memorials at Gettysburg and Valley Forge, and New Jersey's Chestnut Neck Battle monument. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Rear View Photo, Click for full size
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3. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Rear View
"Dedicated Sept. 30, 1908"
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Full View Photo, Click for full size
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4. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Full View
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Street View Photo, Click for full size
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5. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Street View
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Graphic Depiction of Tea Burners Photo, Click for full size
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6. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Graphic Depiction of Tea Burners
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Detail Photo, Click for full size
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7. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Detail
The indian head dresses worn by the Patriots is clearly visible in the depiction.
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument Photo, Click for full size
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8. Greenwich Tea Burning Monument
Detail on the right side of the carving.
New Jersey Parks Marker describing the Tea Burning Incident Photo, Click for full size
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9. New Jersey Parks Marker describing the Tea Burning Incident
Please see the other nearby markers section (above) for more information.
Indian Mortar near base of monument Photo, Click for full size
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10. Indian Mortar near base of monument
Presented in 1923.
 
 
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