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Plainfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Drake House

 
 
Drake House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
1. Drake House Marker
Inscription.
Built by Nathaniel
Drake, 1746. Washington
visited here in 1777,
while his army camped
nearby at Bound Brook.

 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 36.81′ N, 74° 25.889′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West Front Street and Plainfield Avenue, on the right when traveling south on West Front Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 West Front Street, Plainfield NJ 07060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drake House Flag Pole (here, next to this marker); World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Blue Hills Fort and Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away); Plainfield Garden Club (approx. 1.2 miles away); Washington Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Rock (approx. 2.2 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plainfield.
 
Also see . . .  Drake House Museum website. (Submitted on February 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Drake House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
2. Drake House Marker

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Drake House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
3. Drake House Marker
Drake House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
4. Drake House
Gen. Washington's map maker, Robert Erskine, indicated on several maps that this was a house often visited by Washington.
Drake House (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
5. Drake House (Rear View)
This house, built in 1746, currently serves as the home of the North Plainfield Historical Society. One of the exhibits found here is a large painting of The Death of Gen. Sedgwick done by drummer Julian Scott who was present at the General's death.
Colonial Mounting Block image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
6. Colonial Mounting Block
This block is located near the Drake House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 318 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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