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Bernardsville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown

 
 
Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown Marker
Inscription.  
By this route
Washington
with his army
retired to Morristown
after his victory
at Princeton
January – 1777
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Erected by the
D-A-R

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 40° 43.118′ N, 74° 34.111′ W. Marker is in Bernardsville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Morristown Road (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bernardsville NJ 07924, 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. Bernardsville Train Station (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Honorable Millicent Fenwick (about 600 feet away); Bernardsville Fire Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bernardsville War Memorials (approx. half a mile
Washington’s Route Marker in Benardsville image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Washington’s Route Marker in Benardsville
away); Bernards Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Brick Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Basking Ridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bernards Township War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bernardsville.
 
More about this marker. This is one of a series of markers placed by the DAR indicating Washington’s route from the Battle of Princeton to the encampment in Morristown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
A list of markers along the route Washington’s Army took from Princeton to Morristown. It's best to study them in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey During the Revolution. Website that details the Revolutionary War in New Jersey. Included are the Battle of Princeton and the encampments at Morristown. (Submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Bernardsville Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Bernardsville Library
The marker is located in front of the Bernardsville Library, which was the site of John Parker's Tavern during the Revolutionary War. This was a favorite drinking spot for American officers, including Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne.
John Parker Tavern Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. John Parker Tavern Plaque
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 31, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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