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Burdett's Landing

1776

 
 
Burdett's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Dworkin, June 7, 2009
1. Burdett's Landing Marker
Inscription. In the time of the revolution, the road turned here and followed the brook to Peter Burdett’s ferry, the important Hudson River approach to General Nathaniel Greene’s encampment at Fort Lee, on the hill, and the connecting link with the American forces on the opposite shore.

South of the brook stood the Burdett homestead, Washington’s local headquarters.

Washington, Greene, Putnam and others crossed frequently here, dispatch-bearers arrived and departed, troops and military stores were landed at the wharf.

A memorial near the river recalls the engagements of August 18, October 8, 9, and 27, 1776, between General Mercer’s shore battery of eighteen-pounders and certain British ships-of-war.

Prepared for the mayor and council by the Edgewater Committee on Historic Sites, Edgewater, New Jersey.
July 4, 1952
 
Erected 1952 by Edgewater Committee on Historic Sites.
 
Location. 40° 50.616′ N, 73° 58′ W. Marker is in Edgewater, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Annett Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgewater NJ 07020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannons (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Burdett's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 30, 2011
2. Burdett's Landing Marker
Historical Chronology 1776 (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Henry Knox (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Horatio Gates (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Lee Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Army Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Barbette Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of the Edgewater Colony. Edgewater Colony was formally known as Burdett’s Landing. (Submitted on September 2, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker in Edgewater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 30, 2011
3. Marker in Edgewater
Second Burdett's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 30, 2011
4. Second Burdett's Landing Marker
~ 1776 ~
Burdetts Landing
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Edgewater Colony
 
 
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