Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington’s Inauguration
United States Constitution Bicentennial
“On this site stood the historic Cross Keys Tavern” where George Washington and his party including Governor Livingston arrived late afternoon Saturday April 22, 1789 to spend the night before proceeding to Elizabethtown and hence to New York where he was inaugurated the first President April 30, 1789. The tavern was later moved to a location on James Street.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 2001.
Location. 40° 33.223′ N, 74° 16.964′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Amboy Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. St. James Roman Catholic Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Cross Keys Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker Cross Keys Tavern (about 300 feet away); United States Post Office (about 300 feet away); Woodbridge Cloverleaf (about 700 feet away); Adath Israel Synagogue (about 700 feet away); Woodbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodbridge Golden Bears (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.