Alpine in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Nov. 18th 1776
with the assistance of the
New Jersey State Federation
of Women’s Clubs
• 1933 •
Erected 1933 by Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is November 18, 1776.
Location. 40° 56.831′ N, 73° 55.135′ W. Marker is in Alpine, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from Alpine Approach Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in the Palisades Interstate Park at the end of the Alpine Approach Road, by the Alpine Boat Basin. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alpine NJ 07620, 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. The Old Alpine Trail (here, next to this marker); Untangling Folklore from Fact (a few steps from this marker); Along the Palisades Riverfront (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alpine Community Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Closter Dock Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1776: British Invasion of New Jersey (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rionda’s Tower (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lower Closter or New Dock (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
Regarding Cornwallis Headquarters. When the Palisades Interstate Park was established, the house at the Alpine Boat Basin was thought to be used by General Charles Cornwallis as his headquarters when the British Army crossed over to New Jersey and marched on Fort Lee in November of 1776. Around the time of the Bicentennial, research revealed that the actual site of the British Landing may have been about 1½ miles south of this location at what was then called the New Dock. After much debate, the Cornwallis Headquarters marker was removed from the front of the house after being there for over 60 years.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.