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

General George Washington

1732-1799

 
 
General George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. General George Washington Marker
Inscription. General Washington was in Fort Lee many times during the Battle of New York. His main headquarters was in Hackensack, but had a temporary headquarters in Fort Lee near Anderson Avenue and Elizabeth Street. His main objective in Fort Lee was to observe and see that Fort Washington, across the Hudson River, was well prepared for the coming battle with British forces. He also wanted to make sure that the British fleet did not sail up the Hudson River. By standing on the top of the palisades in Fort Lee, he had a good view of what was going on in the Battle of New York. General Washington was responsible for changing the name of the town from Fort Constitution to Fort Lee.
 
Erected 2004 by Borough of Fort Lee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 50.932′ N, 73° 58.16′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Palisade Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the Palisade Avenue entrance to Monument Park. 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. General Nathaniel Greene (within shouting distance
Palisade Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Palisade Avenue Marker
of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Paine (within shouting distance of this marker); General John “Black Jack” Pershing (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lee Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Army Road (about 300 feet 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 set of markers is located in Fort Lee’s Monument Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Monument Park. The Borough of Fort Lee website. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort Washington. The American Revolution. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Marker at Monument Park
Monument Park is the site of Continental Army encampment in 1776.
Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
4. Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument
Monument Park, where the Continental Army camped during the Battle of New York, is home to a number of markers and monuments.
 
 
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