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Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bergen Neck Fort

 
 
Bergen Neck Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
1. Bergen Neck Fort Marker
Inscription.
Built by Americans, 1776,
at the site of Bayonne.
Occupied 1777 – 82 by Loyalist
forces, who named it
Fort Delancey.

 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 40.833′ N, 74° 6.649′ W. Marker is in Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Avenue B, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on Avenue B, between 43rd and 42nd Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Bayonne NJ 07002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen R. Gregg / Bayonne Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Volunteers of the Army and Navy (about 700 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Federated Church (approx. half a mile away); Mercer Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve (approx. 2.3 miles away); Livingston World War II Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away in New York); Monument to the Struggle Against World Terrorism (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bayonne.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Avenue B Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
2. Marker on Avenue B
Site of Fort Delancey Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
3. Site of Fort Delancey
In 1780, Loyalists built a fort at this site with a log fence, and named it Fort Delancey for a prominent New York Tory. It became one of the blockhouses used by the British for woodcutting operations to supply firewood for the army and residences they maintained in New York.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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