Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Official Bicentennial Landmark
James Morgan, an American sentry, was tried in the Presbyterian Church on East Broad Street, Westfield, for killing the popular Patriot Reverend James Caldwell. Found guilty, he was hanged on this hill in January of 1781.
Plaque Contributed By
The Westfield Service League
Location. 40° 39.832′ N, 74° 20.141′ W. Marker is in Westfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street (County Route 509) and Gallows Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on East Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NJ 07090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westfield Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. one mile away); Presbyterian Church in Westfield (approx. one mile away); Men of Westfield (approx. one mile Meeting House (approx. one mile away); Downer Well Cap (approx. one mile away); Westfield (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westfield.
Also see . . .
1. Reverend James Caldwell. A brief biography of Rev. James Caldwell. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. James Caldwell. General Joseph Martin Chapter TNSSAR website. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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