Pompton Lakes in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
main route North, the Conti-
nental army camped here
often. Washington quartered
at the Schuyler House, July
12, 1777, and visited Col-
onel Van Cortlandt here,
March 28, 1782.
Erected 2010 by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Location. 40° 59.986′ N, 74° 17.39′ W. Marker is in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Wanaque Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Hamburg Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is on a triangle of land at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Wanaque Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Pompton Lakes NJ 07442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pompton Lakes World War II & Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Battleship Maine (here, next to this marker); Pompton Lakes World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pompton Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary Soldiers Monument Pompton Lakes High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pompton Lakes Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pompton Lakes.
Regarding Washington’s Headquarters. House referenced on marker was at the site of the marker and no longer exists.
1. Original Marker
This marker was a replacement marker for an older version of the marker that was placed by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites that is still located at the following coordinates 40.59.835N 074.18.290W near the intersection of Greewich Ave and Newark Pompton Turnpike. The text on both markers is exactly the same. I will also add a photo of the original marker, and it will be easy to see why the marker was replaced.
— Submitted April 22, 2011, by David Ross of Pequannock, New Jersey.
2. Clarification of Marker Placements
The original 1932 marker, erected by the State of New Jersey, was placed in the wrong location (Riverdale, Morris County) instead of the intended spot in Pompton
— Submitted May 2, 2011, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2011, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2011, by David Ross of Pequannock, New Jersey. 6, 7. submitted on February 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.