Paulsboro in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Billingsport, New Jersey
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko assisted in directing the modifications of the fort at Billingsport during the American Revolution which prevented the British Navy from entering Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.
This was the first engineering assignment General Kosciuszko received from the Continental Congress.
Designated a Kosciuszko Military Engineering site by the Copernicus Society of America under the authority of a Concurrent Resolution of The U. S. Congress – S. Con. Res. 44
Location. 39° 50.873′ N, 75° 15.076′ W. Marker is in Paulsboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clonmell Road and N Delaware Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the banks of the Delaware River, in Fort Billings Park. Marker is in this post office area: Paulsboro NJ 08066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dennis Leary & William Barney (a few steps from this marker); The Fort at Billingsport (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Billingsport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse C. A. Nothnagle Log House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Tinicum Township (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 2.7 miles away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in Paulsboro.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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