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Totowa in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Encampment

~ Totowa Heights ~

 
 
American Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
1. American Encampment Marker
Inscription.
October 9 – November 27, 1780,
the patriot army extend-
ed along this site which had
also been used in July.
Washington came from his
headquarters in Preakness
to Totowa and visited the
Van Houtens.

 
Erected 2010 by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Location. 40° 54.295′ N, 74° 12.613′ W. Marker is in Totowa, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Blvd (County Route 646) and Totowa Road (County Route 644), on the right when traveling north on Union Blvd. Click for map. Marker is located in Veteran's Memorial Park in Totowa. Marker is in this post office area: Totowa NJ 07512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Purple Heart Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Headquarters of General George Washington (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Dey Mansion
Totowa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
2. Totowa Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Colonel Theunis Dey (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 1.4 miles away); John P. Holland’s First Submarine (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1.
This marker is a replica of one originally installed at this location in 1932 by the New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites. It is one of six markers recently installed by Passaic County to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Passaic County Planning Department (1929).
    — Submitted February 11, 2011, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Veteran's Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
3. Marker in Veteran's Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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