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

Palisades Interstate Park

 
 
Palisades Interstate Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. Palisades Interstate Park Marker
Inscription.
Palisades Interstate Park
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the History of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1965

 
Erected 1965 by U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.045′ N, 73° 57.757′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from Hudson Terrace, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Lee Historic Park off Hudson Terrace. It is located at the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Lee Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mortar Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Magazine (about 400 feet away); The American Crisis
National Historic Landmark Marker in Fort Lee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. National Historic Landmark Marker in Fort Lee
Marker is located at the Visitor Center of Fort Lee Historic Park. This site was Washington's Headquarters from July to November, 1776.
(about 600 feet away); Abatis Construction at Fort Lee (about 700 feet away); Protection of the Hudson River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Musketry Breastwork (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s Retreat to Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follows the walking tour of Fort Lee Historic Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Palisades Interstate Park. (Submitted on April 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Fort Lee Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Marker in Fort Lee Historic Park
George Washington's army was camped at this location in 1776. On November, Washington abandoned Fort Lee when he learned that Gen. Cornwallis and the British army had entered New Jersey and were heading for Fort Lee. This was the start of Washington's retreat across New Jersey.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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