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

The Old Alpine Trail

 
 
Old Alpine Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 8, 2008
1. Old Alpine Trail Marker
Inscription.
Here began
The Old Alpine Trail
used by the British troops who first appeared in the State of New Jersey on the stormy night of Nov. 18, 1776 in the unsuccessful effort of Cornwallis to intercept Washington on his way to Trenton.
 
Erected 1928 by Polly Wyckoff Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.831′ N, 73° 55.135′ W. Marker is in Alpine, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from Alpine Approach Road. Click for map. Marker is in the Palisades Interstate Park at the end of the Alpine Approach Road, north of the Alpine Boat Basin. Marker is in this post office area: Alpine NJ 07620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Untangling Folklore from Fact (a few steps from this marker); Along the Palisades Riverfront (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Closter Dock Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite (approx. 2 miles away); Huylerís Landing Road
Old Alpine Trail Begins Here image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 8, 2008
2. Old Alpine Trail Begins Here
The marker is at the base of the Palisades on the banks of the Hudson River.
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Capít John Huylerís Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Douwe Talema (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sautes Taveís Begraven Ground (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alpine.
 
Also see . . .
1. On His Lordship's Mysterious Ascent. (Submitted on April 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Kearney House. (Submitted on April 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Alpine Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 8, 2008
3. Old Alpine Trail
This trail was used by the British troops under Cornwallis to begin pursuit of Washington's army, then camped at Ft. Lee.
Cornwallis Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 8, 2008
4. Cornwallis Headquarters
This house, just south of the marker, was used as a headquarters by Lord Cornwallis.
Blackledge-Kearney House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 8, 2008
5. Blackledge-Kearney House
In recent years, some doubts have been raised as to whether or not Cornwallis actually headquartered here or a few miles south of this location. A plaque proclaiming this as Cornwallis' Headquarters no longer appears on the house.
The Palisades image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 8, 2008
6. The Palisades
The Old Alpine Trail starts at the river's edge and makes the steep climb up the palisades.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,668 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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