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

Washington’s Temporary Headquarters

 
 
Washington’s Temporary Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 3, 2008
1. Washington’s Temporary Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
This boulder which lay from time immemorial
on this site near the turn of the old road
marks the location of a house used by
General George Washington
as temporary headquarters
on October 26, 1780
while on march from Totowa now Paterson
to support Lafayette’s expedition against
the enemy on Staten Island.

In commemoration of that event
this tablet is erected
by the Eagle Rock Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
and the
Montclair Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution
October 26, 1922

“Eternal Vigilance is the price of Liberty”

 
Erected 1922 by Eagle Rock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Montclair Chapter Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.221′ N, 74° 13.267′ W. Marker is in Montclair, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Valley Road (County Route 621) and Claremont Avenue (County Route 654), on the right when traveling south on Valley Road. Click for map. Marker is on the northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Montclair NJ 07042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Valley Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 3, 2008
2. Valley Road Marker
Some accounts say that Washington spent two nights here, October 26th and 27th, 1780, during his visit to Lafayette, who was encamped with his troops further north on Valley Road.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 647 Bloomfield Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Cranetown (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Primary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillside School War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); 45 Church Street Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); 40-46 Church Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hampton House (approx. half a mile away); The Crane Building (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Montclair.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 3, 2008
3. Headquarters Marker
This small city-owned memorial was once listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not as "The World's Smallest Park."
Washington's Oct. 26, 1780 Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 3, 2008
4. Washington's Oct. 26, 1780 Headquarters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,391 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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