Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Morristown National Historical Park
National Park Service
—U.S. Department of the Interior —
The situation of the army with respect to supplies is beyond description alarming.
General George Washington
To the Governors of Five States
Headquarters, Morristown, December 16, 1779
Welcome to Morristown National Historical Park. Please begin your exploration by taking the path to the right to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
In the museum you will learn about Morristown, New Jersey’s crucial role during the American Revolution; you will begin your tour of the Ford Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters from December 1779 until June 1780; and you will discover the American Revolution’s legacy and the park’s ongoing efforts in historic preservation.
In addition to George Washington’s headquarters, Morristown National Historical Park includes Jockey Hollow and the New Jersey Brigade area, where 10,000 to 13,000 troops encamped from 1779 to 1780; and Fort Nonsense, the site of the fortification from the 1777 encampment. Information about visiting the park is available in the museum.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 40° 47.817′ N, 74° 27.985′ W. Marker was in Morristown, New Jersey Click for map. Marker was in the parking lot on Washington Place, near the Ford Mansion. Marker was in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Washington (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); George Washington School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Constitution Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morristown.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photo of “Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 2007, Photograph by Morristown NHP volunteer Daniel E. Beards.”
Morristown National Historical Park staff reports (July 20, 2010) this marker has been taken down and there are no immediate plans to replace it. —Ed.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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