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

British Retreat Route

British Retreat Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M Sweet, March 24, 2018
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1778.
Location. 40° 23.633′ N, 74° 6.15′ W. Marker is in Middletown Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway and State Route 35, on the right when traveling west on Kings Highway. Near entrance to parking lot of Middletown Township Johnson Gill Annex and Court. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown NJ 07748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middletown Village (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Middletown Village (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named British Retreat Route (approx. half a mile away); a different
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marker also named British Retreat Route (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); 29th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Civil War Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); British Campsite (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chapel Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown Township.
More about this marker. Located in the Middletown Village Historic District - Kings Highway main thoroughfare.
Regarding British Retreat Route. One of a series of markers along the route taken by the British army after it evacuated Philadelphia for New York City June-July 1778, during which time it engaged Gen. George Washington and troops in the Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Additional keywords. American Revolutionary War, New Jersey
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2018, by @histkeep of Middletown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 85 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 27, 2018, by @histkeep of Middletown, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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