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Wayne in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dey Mansion

 
 
Dey Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
1. Dey Mansion Marker
Inscription. Home of Col. Theunis Dey, built about 1740. Twice used by Washington as headquarters in 1780, when the army was in Totowa.
 
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 40° 54.901′ N, 74° 14.005′ W. Marker was in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker was on Totowa Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 199 Totowa Road, Wayne NJ 07470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Headquarters of General George Washington (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Washington Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Theunis Dey (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Wayne Township (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kipp – Nellis Farm
Marker on Totowa Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
2. Marker on Totowa Road
The house where Gen. Washington made his headquarters is visible behind the marker.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel Van Saun House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Van Saun House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wayne.
 
More about this marker. Passaic County recently installed six new historic markers. One of these new markers was placed in front of the Dey Mansion (Washington's Preakness Headquarters), replacing this and two other markers there.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dey Mansion. The Revolutionary War in North Jersey. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Dey Mansion. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
3. The Dey Mansion
Washington and his staff took over this house during his stay. The Marquis de Lafayette, Lord Stirling, Alexander Hamilton, Nathaniel Greene and Benedict Arnold all stayed here at some point.
Spring House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
4. Spring House
This spring house is one of several out buildings located near the Dey Mansion. Washington's Life Guard camped near the house when Washington was here.
Washington's Headquarters at the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
5. Washington's Headquarters at the Dey Mansion
Washington's Office in the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2014
6. Washington's Office in the Dey Mansion
British Troops at the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2014
7. British Troops at the Dey Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,890 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. 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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