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

“George” 2001

 
 
“George” 2001 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
1. “George” 2001 Marker
Inscription. Did General George Washington sleep here? Maybe. We do know, history says our “Grain Room” stored grain for his troops during the winter of 1778.

Artist: Adrienne Crombie,
Frenchtown, N.J.
Millstone
18th Century
One of the two stones used for grinding grain to make flour. These stones are still used today.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 43.947′ N, 74° 32.395′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Morristown Road (U.S. 202) 0.2 miles north of N Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Grain House Restaurant in Basking Ridge. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Childs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madisonville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richard J. Guadagno (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Jersey 7th Brigade
Basking Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
2. Basking Ridge Marker
The millstone mentioned on the marker can be seen in this photo.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); RHIP (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Trash Pit (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Haven From Everyday Life (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
“George” 2001 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
3. “George” 2001 Marker
The marker and millstone are seen here at the entrance to the Grain House Restaurant.
Grain House Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
4. Grain House Restaurant
This structure stored grain for the Continental Army during the winter of 1778. There is speculation that Washington might have stayed here at some point during the war. The army wintered in this area several times.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 19 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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