Oakland in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hendrick Van Allen House
This Dutch Colonial house was built by Hendrick Van Allen before the Revolutionary War on a farm that consisted of over two-hundred acres. General George Washington used this house as his Headquarters on July 14-15, 1777, when he moved his troops over “extremely deep and miry roads” from Morristown, New Jersey to Smith’s Clove, New York.
Erected 1975 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 94.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society 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. 202Touch 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. Hendrik Van Allen House (here, next to this marker); Dahlgren Gun (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakland (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 . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Oakland Historical Society. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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 1,760 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.