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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cross Keys Tavern

Circa 1740

 
 
Cross Keys Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
1. Cross Keys Tavern Marker
Inscription.  

On April 22, 1789, George Washington stayed the night at this Tavern on his way from Mount Vernon, Virginia, to New York City for his inauguration as the first President of the United States.
1896
 
Erected by Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1789.
 
Location. 40° 33.259′ N, 74° 17.014′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on S James Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 S James Street, Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Post Office (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Cross Keys Tavern (a few steps from this marker); George Washington’s Inauguration
Cross Keys Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodbridge Cloverleaf (about 500 feet away); Adath Israel Synagogue (about 500 feet away); St. James Roman Catholic Parish (about 500 feet away); Woodbridge Golden Bears (about 600 feet away); Woodbridge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington's first inauguration. National Archives and Records Administration. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Woodbridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
3. Marker in Woodbridge
Cross Keys Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
4. Cross Keys Tavern
1794 Image of Woodbridge's Cross Keys Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin
5. 1794 Image of Woodbridge's Cross Keys Tavern
Photo courtesy of Rick Detwiller from his book Battle of Short Hills.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on March 26, 2022, by John A. Lande of Woodbridge, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022