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

Ringwood Manor Forges

 
 
Ringwood Manor Forges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
1. Ringwood Manor Forges Marker
Inscription.
Here, during the Revolution,
were made cannon and shot
for the Continental Army.
Washington and Greene were
quartered at the Manor
home of Robert Erskine,
Geographer of the Army.
Here began the march of
3,000 soldiers to Yorktown.

 
Erected 2010 by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Location. 41° 8.192′ N, 74° 15.364′ W. Marker is in Ringwood, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Sloatsburg Road and Convent Road, on the left when traveling north on Sloatsburg Road. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to Ringwood State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ringwood NJ 07456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ringwood Manor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ringwood Manor Iron Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Erskine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Erskine F.R.S. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marine Chevaux De Frise (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ringwood Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Long Pond Ironworks (approx. 2.9 miles away); Water Power (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ringwood.
 
Also see . . .
Ringwood Manor Forges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
2. Ringwood Manor Forges Marker
Ringwood Manor can be seen in the left background of the photo.
 A Brief History of the Forges & Manor of Ringwood. (Submitted on February 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Background:
This marker is a replica of one that was installed at this location by the State of New Jersey in 1932. Passaic County replaced the marked in 2009-2010 as part of the celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Passaic County Planning Department (1929).
    — Submitted June 29, 2011, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Ringwood Manor Forges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
3. Ringwood Manor Forges Marker
George Washington visited Maj. Robert Erskine on several occasions while traveling between Morristown and West Point. He also attended Erskine's funeral here in 1780.
Ringwood Manor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
4. Ringwood Manor
This Manor House, the home of Maj. Robert Erskine, served as the headquarters for Generals George Washington and Nathaniel Greene during the Revolutionary War.
Cannon and Chains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
5. Cannon and Chains
Examples of cannon and chain forged at Ringwood are located in front of the Manor House. Links from the chain that spanned the Hudson River during the Revolution were forged here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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