Oakland in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hendrik Van Allen House
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 & Politics • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2001.
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 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 . . . Hendrik Van Allen House. Revolutionary War New Jersey website entry (Submitted on December 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,998 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.