“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Paramus in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Washington Spring


Washington Spring Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2008
1. Washington Spring Marker
Inscription. The Continental Army is reported to have utilized the old spring at the base of these slopes during the September encampment west of the Hackensack River.
Reports indicate that General Washington visited here and drank water from the spring.
Bergen County Park Commission

Erected by Bergen County Park Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 40° 55.837′ N, 74° 2.852′ W. Marker is in Paramus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Forest Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Van Saun County Park, in the area known as Washington Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: Paramus NJ 07652, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Washington Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Spring Valley Burial Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sluckup (approx. 0.4 miles away); Borough of River Edge (approx. 0.7 miles away); French Burying Ground
Marker in Washington Gardens Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2008
2. Marker in Washington Gardens
(approx. one mile away); Demarest-Bloomer House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of the French Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jacobus Demarest Homestead (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paramus.
Also see . . .  Washington Spring. (Submitted on June 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. MilitaryNatural FeaturesNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
Marker in Van Saun County Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, June /19/2008
3. Marker in Van Saun County Park
The Continental Army camped in this area from September 4 through 20, 1780. The spring was their main water supply during the encampment.
Washington Spring Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2008
4. Washington Spring
General George Washington is believed to have taken a drink from this spring on September 13, 1780, after reviewing his troops. With him were six local Indian chiefs who attended the ceremony.
Van Saun County Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2008
5. Van Saun County Park
The marker is in Van Saun Park off Forest Avenue in Paramus. It is along a walking path in a section called Washington Garden, across from parking area 4.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,422 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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