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Middletown in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Retreat Route

 
 
British Retreat Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
1. British Retreat Route Marker
Inscription. Seeking the Protection of Middletown's hills on the 29th of June 1778, the day after the Battle of Monmouth, the Main British Army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton withdrew along this road toward Sandy Hook, whence they embarked for New York a week later.
 
Erected 1976 by Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 23.688′ N, 74° 5.184′ W. Marker is in Middletown, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on King's Highway East, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. West of Sleepy Hollow Road. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown NJ 07748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Campsite (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chapel Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named British Retreat Route (approx. 0.9 miles away); Middletown Village (approx. one mile away); Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named British Retreat Route (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Middletown Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named British Campsite (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Related markers.
British Retreat Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
2. British Retreat Route Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
British Retreat Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
3. British Retreat Route Marker
This is the cow pasture near the British Retreat Historical Marker. It is one of the last open spaces on King's Highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,900 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on April 27, 2018, by M Sweet of Middletown, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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