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Montclair in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cranetown

 
 
Cranetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 10, 2013
1. Cranetown Marker
Inscription.
Colonial hamlet, named
for the Crane family, in
whose home Washington
stayed in October, 1780.
Became Montclair in 1870’s.

 
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.984′ N, 74° 13.27′ W. Marker is in Montclair, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue (County Route 506) and Valley Road, on the left when traveling west on Bloomfield Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montclair NJ 07042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 647 Bloomfield Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); First Primary School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hillside School War Memorial (about 700 feet away); 45 Church Street Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); 40-46 Church Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton House (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s Temporary Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Crane Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montclair.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Cranetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 10, 2013
2. Cranetown Marker
Marker in Montclair image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 10, 2013
3. Marker in Montclair
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 86 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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