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Pompton Lakes in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Headquarters

 
 
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
1. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  
Since Pompton was on the
main route North, the Conti-
nental army camped here
often. Washington quartered
at the Schuyler House, July
12, 1777, and visited Col-
onel Van Cortlandt here,
March 28, 1782.
 
Erected 2010 by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1957.
 
Location. 40° 59.986′ N, 74° 17.39′ W. Marker is in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Wanaque Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Hamburg Turnpike. Marker is on a triangle of land at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Wanaque Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pompton Lakes NJ 07442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pompton Lakes World War II & Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Battleship Maine (here, next to this marker); Pompton Lakes World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library (approx.
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
2. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
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0.2 miles away); Pompton Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary Soldiers Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Pompton Lakes High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pompton Lakes Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pompton Lakes.
 
Regarding Washington’s Headquarters. House referenced on marker was at the site of the marker and no longer exists.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Original Marker
This marker was a replacement marker for an older version of the marker that was placed by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites that is still located at the following coordinates 40.59.835N 074.18.290W near the intersection of Greewich Ave and Newark Pompton Turnpike. The text on both markers is exactly the same. I will also add a photo of the original marker, and it will be easy to see why the marker was replaced.
    — Submitted April 22, 2011, by David Ross of Pequannock, New Jersey.

2. Clarification of Marker Placements
The original 1932
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
3. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
marker, erected by the State of New Jersey, was placed in the wrong location (Riverdale, Morris County) instead of the intended spot in Pompton Lakes, Passaic County. So the new marker on Hamburg Turnpike in Pompton Lakes, sponsored by Passaic County in 2010, corrects this mistake.
    — Submitted May 2, 2011, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey.
 
Close up of the Original Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Ross, April 22, 2011
4. Close up of the Original Washington’s Headquarters Marker
Original Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Ross, April 22, 2011
5. Original Washington’s Headquarters Marker
Markers in Pompton Lakes image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 26, 2011
6. Markers in Pompton Lakes
The Washington’s Headquarters marker (seen on the right) is one of several found at this location.
Schuyler House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
7. Schuyler House
As stated on the marker, when the Continental army camped in Pompton Lakes Gen. Washington stayed in this house located a mile away.
Washington's Headquarters<br>Pompton N.J. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
8. Washington's Headquarters
Pompton N.J.
From The Magazine of American History, Vol. III, No. 2, February 1879.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on January 31, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2011, by David Ross of Pequannock, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on February 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   8. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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