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Ferry Landing

 
 
Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
1. Ferry Landing Marker
Inscription.  Coryell's Ferry, a small hamlet on the Delaware River, played an important strategic role during the War for Independence. Throughout the war the ferry crossing was traversed countless times by messengers, supplies, and military detachments. In December 1776 before the Battle of Trenton, the village was a military stronghold protecting the American Army's flank from British forces. Following the capture of Philadelphia in September 1777, Coryell's ferry was one of the few river crossing points between Pennsylvania and New Jersey free from enemy interference. In June 1778 General Washington marched his army from Valley Forge to the Delaware, crossing here before the Battle at Monmouth. The ferry operated for about 100 years until the first bridge was built between New Hope and Lambertville in the early 1800s.
 
Erected by New Hope Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1778.
 
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40° 21.791′ N, 74° 57.052′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Ferry Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope PA 18938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2 East Ferry Street (a few steps from this marker); Road to Monmouth Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); 36 South Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ferry Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Mills (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
 
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Ferry Landing Marker - Ferry Landing Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
2. Ferry Landing Marker - Ferry Landing Park
Ferry Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
3. Ferry Landing
Dedication plaque of Ferry Landing Park, looking east across the Delaware River with the Lambertville - New Hope Bridge in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,751 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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