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Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mercer Park

 
 
Mercer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
1. Mercer Park Marker
Inscription.
Named to memorialize the presence
of the Patriot Army under
General Hugh Mercer
in 1776 in this vicinity.

Presented by
The Bayonne Historical Society
1953

 
Erected 1953 by The Bayonne Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 41.538′ N, 74° 6.182′ W. Marker is in Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Kennedy Blvd. south of W 63rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayonne NJ 07002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen R. Gregg / Bayonne Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bergen Neck Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. one mile away); Volunteers of the Army and Navy (approx. one mile away); First Federated Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve (approx. 2.3 miles away); Explosion at Liberty! (approx. 2.4 miles away); Liberation (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bayonne.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Mercer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
2. Mercer Park Marker
Mercer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
3. Mercer Park Marker
Marker in Bayonne image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
4. Marker in Bayonne
From this area on October 17, 1776, Gen. Hugh Mercer led an attack on British and Hessian troops stationed at the town of Richmond on Staten Island. They brought back 20 prisoners including the first Hessians captured during the war.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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