Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elizabethtown

 
 
Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. Elizabethtown Marker
Inscription. On this spot, at daybreak, June 7, 1780 began the fighting against the British forces moving toward Springfield. Here fell General Stirling at the head of the advancing column. On June 8, after the British retreat from Springfield, General Hand here attacked and drove back the 22nd Regt. to the British main position at the point. Skirmishing on this ground continued until the British retreat to Staten Island, June 23rd.

Erected by the State of New Jersey, A.D. 1905
 
Erected 1905 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 39.51′ N, 74° 12.156′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and High Street, on the right when traveling south on Elizabeth Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Belcher-Ogden Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Property of John Ogden   1680 (approx. half a mile away); The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682 (approx. half a mile away); Boxwood Hall (approx. half a mile away); Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial
Elizabethtown Minuteman Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Elizabethtown Minuteman Monument
The Monument plaque tells of the beginning of the British 1780 Campaign to attack Washington's army in Morristown.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Seven Astronauts (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Winfield Scott (approx. 0.6 miles away); Revolutionary Cannon (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
Also see . . .  The British invasion of June, 1780. (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Minuteman Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Minuteman Statue
The Minuteman Monument stands in one of Elizabeth's busiest intersections.
Close-up of Elizabethtown Minuteman image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Close-up of Elizabethtown Minuteman
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement