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Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gallows Hill

 
 
Gallows Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
1. Gallows Hill Marker
Inscription.
The
Westfield Bicentennial
Committee
Has Designated
Gallows Hill
As An
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

 
Erected 1976.
 
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
Westfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
2. Westfield Marker
away); 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
 
Gallows Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
3. Gallows Hill Marker
The marker is on the corner of Gallows Hill Road.
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
4. The Presbyterian Church in Westfield
The trial of James Morgan took place in this church, located several blocks south of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 15 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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