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Englewood in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Liberty Pole

 
 
Liberty Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2008
1. Liberty Pole Marker
Inscription. This area named for a Liberty Pole erected here before the Revolution. The strategic junction was the scene of many American and British troop movements, including the 1776 retreat of the Continental Army from Fort Lee, and British activity in 1776 and 1778. The American encampment and HQ of General Washington in 1780; also present were Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton and General Anthony Wayne. Site of the Liberty Pole Tavern.

Sponsored by the Englewood Bicentennial Committee 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.797′ N, 73° 58.803′ W. Marker is in Englewood, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of West Palisade Avenue (County Route 505) and Lafayette Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Palisade Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at a traffic circle. Marker is in this post office area: Englewood NJ 07631, 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 Liberty Pole (here, next to this marker); Saint Paulís Episcopal Church
Marker at traffic circle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2008
2. Marker at traffic circle
The Liberty Pole Tavern, once located nearby, was the site of a skirmish between Col. "Light-Horse" Harry Lee's men and local Loyalists after Lee raided Paulus Hook.
(approx. half a mile away); John G. Benson House (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); De Mott – Westervelt House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brookside Chapel (approx. one mile away); English Neighborhood Union School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Van Horneís Grist Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Englewood.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society Historic Site Markers. (Submitted on April 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Liberty Pole in Englewood image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2008
3. Liberty Pole in Englewood
Therer are Liberty Poles located throughout New Jersey. This was one of the first to go up.
Washington's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2008
4. Washington's Retreat Marker
Washington's Army passed this Liberty Pole during their retreat from Fort Lee. This nearby marker indicates the route.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,555 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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