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

Van Saun House

 
 
Van Saun House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 27, 2013
1. Van Saun House Marker
Inscription. This old Dutch home was built in 1769 by Samuel Van Saun. In 1780 it served as headquarters of Major General Marquis de Lafayette and his troops.
 
Location. 40° 55.88′ N, 74° 13.326′ W. Marker is in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Laauwe Avenue north of Preakness Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Laauwe Avenue, Wayne NJ 07470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Van Saun House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne Township (approx. half a mile away); Kipp – Nellis Farm (approx. half a mile away); Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Colonel Theunis Dey (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Headquarters of General George Washington (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Dey Mansion (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Wayne.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Van Saun House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
2. Van Saun House Marker
Marker on Laauwe Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
3. Marker on Laauwe Avenue
Lafayette's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
4. Lafayette's Headquarters
Today, the Van Saun House is a private residence.
Van Saun House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 27, 2013
5. Van Saun House Marker
The Marquis de Lafayette made his headquarters in this house while Gen. Washington stayed at the nearby Dey Mansion in July of 1780.
 
 
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