Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wick Farm
Henry Wick’s prosperous 1,400-acre farm yielded a bounty typical of this area: wheat, corn, hay, rye, and timber. Orchards provided apples for cider; a kitchen garden near the house produced vegetables.
Then Washington’s army arrived. For three winters (1779-1782) parts of the Continental Army camped on Wick’s farm and the rest of Jockey Hollow. Rows of log huts and company streets lined slopes once covered by woods. During the harsh winter of 1779-1780 alone the Continental Army consumed more than 600 acres of farmer Wick’s trees – trees to build shelter, cook meals, and warm chilled limbs. That winter, the Wick House itself served as headquarters for Major General Arthur St. Clair, commander of the Pennsylvania Line.
Location. 40° 45.819′ N, 74° 32.546′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Jockey Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Morristown National Historical Park, behind the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Wick Farm (here, next to this marker); Wick Farm Garden Roads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Aqueduct Trail (about 400 feet away); Captain Adam Bettin (about 500 feet away); Hand’s Brigade (about 600 feet away); The Connecticut Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Second Maryland Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harding.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of the Wick House and barn.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 5, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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