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

George Washington’s Inauguration

United States Constitution Bicentennial

 
 
George Washington’s Inauguration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
1. George Washington’s Inauguration Marker
Inscription.
“On this site stood the historic Cross Keys Tavern”     where George Washington and his party including Governor Livingston arrived late afternoon Saturday April 22, 1789 to spend the night before proceeding to Elizabethtown and hence to New York where he was inaugurated the first President April 30, 1789. The tavern was later moved to a location on James Street.
 
Location. 40° 33.223′ N, 74° 16.964′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Amboy Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection. 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 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cross Keys Tavern (about 300 feet away); United States Post Office (about 300 feet away); Woodbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodbridge Township
Marker in Woodbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
2. Marker in Woodbridge
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodbridge Police Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. James School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
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Cross Keys Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
3. Cross Keys Tavern
The tavern where George Washington spent the night of April 30, 1789 is now located a block north of the marker on 142 S James Street.
1794 Image of Woodbridge's Cross Keys Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin
4. 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 , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 77 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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