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Rahway in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rahway

 
 
Rahway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Rahway Marker
Inscription. Here, on April 23, 1789, on his way to New York City, Washington was received by troops from Elizabethtown and Newark. He was entertained at the Inn kept by Samuel Smith by gentlemen of the Town.
 
Erected by New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 36.957′ N, 74° 17.112′ W. Marker is in Rahway, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of St Georges Avenue and West Grand Avenue, on the left when traveling south on St Georges Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rahway NJ 07065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merchants and Drovers Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrill Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Tulip Poplar (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Clark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. Thomas Clark (about 300 feet away); Spanktown
St Georges Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
2. St Georges Avenue Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Horsehead Copper (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Remembrance of Abraham Clark (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rahway.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of Rahway. (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum. (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Marker for Washington's Arrival in Rahway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. Marker for Washington's Arrival in Rahway
Marker is across the street from the Merchants and Drovers Tavern, where the marker mentions he was entertained.
Merchants and Drovers Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
4. Merchants and Drovers Tavern
Washington visited this tavern in April 1789, on his way to his inauguration in New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 21 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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