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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cross Keys Tavern

 
 
Cross Keys Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
1. Cross Keys Tavern Marker
Inscription.
On April 22, 1789, George Washington
stayed the night at this Tavern
on his way from Mount Vernon, Virginia,
to New York City for his inauguration as
the first President of the United States.

Circa 1740

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 33.259′ N, 74° 17.014′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on S James Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 S James Street, Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Post Office (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cross Keys Tavern (a few steps from this marker); George Washington’s Inauguration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodbridge (about 600 feet away); Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951 (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodbridge Township (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodbridge Police Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington's first inauguration.
Cross Keys Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
2. Cross Keys Tavern Marker
National Archives and Records Administration. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker in Woodbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
3. Marker in Woodbridge
Cross Keys Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
4. Cross Keys Tavern
1794 Image of Woodbridge's Cross Keys Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin
5. 1794 Image of Woodbridge's Cross Keys Tavern
Photo courtesy of Rick Detwiller from his book Battle of Short Hills.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 326 times since then. 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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