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

Hendrik Van Allen House

 
 
Hendrik Van Allen House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
1. Hendrik Van Allen House Marker
Inscription.  Located on Ramapo Valley Road key military highway for troops and supply units during the Revolutionary War this building served as General George Washington's headquarters on July 14, 1777 and as the Bergen County Court House in 1778 – 1779.
 
Erected 1961 by The Woman’s Club of Oakland.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
 
Location. 41° 1.769′ N, 74° 14.196′ W. Marker is in Oakland, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Ramapo Valley Road (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling west on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland NJ 07436, 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. Hendrick Van Allen House (here, next to this marker); Dahlgren Gun (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakland
Hendrik Van Allen House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
2. Hendrik Van Allen House Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); CPL Patrick E. "Pat" Lawlor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jacobus S. Demarest House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Franklin Avenue (approx. 1.7 miles away); Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dellbrook Estate, Baldwin Residence (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .  Oakland Historical Society. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Washington's Headquarters House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
3. Washington's Headquarters House
This house was used as headquarters by Gen. George Washington on July 14 and 15, 1777 as the troops marched from Morristown, NJ to Smith's Clove, NY.
Hendrik Van Allen House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
4. Hendrik Van Allen House
The house is currently owned by the Oakland Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,844 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Nov. 25, 2020