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

Historic River Road and River Crossing

 
 
Historic River Road and River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
1. Historic River Road and River Crossing Marker
Inscription.  Route of Continental Army of Morristown after Battle of Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777. Route also of armies marching from New York to Yorktown, VA. Aug. 30-31, 1781.
 
Erected by Township of Montgomery.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series list.
 
Location. 40° 26.348′ N, 74° 37.071′ W. Marker is near Griggstown, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Griggstown Causeway just east of Millstone River Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belle Mead NJ 08502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s Route from Princeton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Opie-Vanderveer Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Harlingen Road Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Titus Farm
Marker in Griggstown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
2. Marker in Griggstown
The Millstone River, crossed at this location on several occasions by the Continental Army, can be seen in this photo.
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Blackwells Mills Canal House (approx. 3½ miles away); Kate McFarlane and Josephine Swann (approx. 3.7 miles away); Rockingham (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griggstown.
 
Historic River Road and River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, February 14, 2009
3. Historic River Road and River Crossing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 4, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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