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

Washington’s Headquarters

 
 
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 26, 2010
1. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
On June 8, 1780 General
George Washington
established Headquarters
at this site in
Connecticut Farms (now
Union Township) after the
British and Hessian
army’s retreat of June 7.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 41.56′ N, 74° 16.386′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Stuyvesant Avenue (County Route 619), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union NJ 07083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connecticut Farms (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Connecticut Farms (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Square (about 700 feet away); Jahn's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
. (Submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Market at Connecticut Farms image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2008
3. Market at Connecticut Farms
Gen. Washington and the Continnental army camped in the area around the Presbyterian Church following the Battle of Springfield.
Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church
The cemetery of the church contains the remanins of American, British and Hessian soldiers who died in the Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield.
 
 
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