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Bridgewater in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1777 Encampment

 
 
1777 Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2009
1. 1777 Encampment Marker
Inscription.
The Continental Army
camped here from May 28
to July 2, 1777. Advance
units were on the slopes
facing the Raritan Valley.

 
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 35.524′ N, 74° 33.765′ W. Marker is in Bridgewater, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Chimney Rock Road and Gilbride Road, on the right when traveling north on Chimney Rock Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgewater NJ 08807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1777 Reboubt (approx. one mile away); Revolutionary War Reboubt 1777 and 1778/79 (approx. one mile away); Bolmer Farm House - 1754 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Thirteen Star Flag (approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Middlebrook (approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington Camp Ground (approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Philip Van Horne House (approx. 2.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
1777 Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2009
2. 1777 Encampment Marker
Marker on Chimney Rock Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2009
3. Marker on Chimney Rock Road
Marker is located a short distance south of Chimney Rock County Park.
Marker in Bridgewater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2009
4. Marker in Bridgewater
Some of the fields where the Continental Army camped in 1777 can be seen in the photo beyond the marker. Washington's control of the mountain passes in this area prevented an overland approach to Philadelphia by the British.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 14 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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