Greenwich in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Greenwich Tea Burning Monument
In honor of the Patriots of Cumberland Co., NJ who—on the evening of December 22, 1774—burned British tea near this site.
List of Patriots on Marker:
Philip V. Fithian
James B. Hunt
Andrew Hunter, Jr.
Erected 1908 by Cumberland County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is December 22, 1831.
Location. 39° 23.3′ N, 75° 20.3′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Ye Greate Street and Market Street on Ye Greate Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich NJ 08323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hot Tea (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Greenwich Township (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gibbon House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wood House (approx. half a mile away); Little Stone School (approx. one mile away); Baptist Log Meeting House (approx. 4.1 miles away); These Patriots (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich.
Regarding Greenwich Tea Burning Monument. The Greenwich Tea Party took place on December 22, 1774, in what is now Greenwich Township, a small community in Cumberland County, New Jersey on the Cohansey River. That night, a load of tea meant to be sent overland into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was torched by a group of 40 Patriots dressed as Native Americans. The event took place a year after the Boston Tea Party.
Also see . . . Greenwich Tea Burners Monument. This link includes a picture of the dedication ceremony. The monument was built by the O. J. Hammell Company (no longer in business), who also built the New Jersey memorials at Gettysburg and Valley Forge, and New Jersey's Chestnut Neck Battle monument. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,039 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 6, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.