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Middletown Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Campsite

 
 
British Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
1. British Campsite Marker
Inscription.  For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both sides of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778.
 
Erected 1976 by Middletown Township Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1715.
 
Location. 40° 23.953′ N, 74° 2.164′ W. Marker is in Middletown Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Monmouth Avenue and Locust Point Road, on the right when traveling west on Monmouth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Monmouth Avenue, Middletown NJ 07748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Navesink (approx. 0.3 miles away); Middletown Township Locust Historic District (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named British Campsite (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named British Campsite (approx. one mile away); The Hartshorne Legacy
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By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
2. Middletown Marker
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Henry Hudson Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); Highest Point on the Atlantic Seaboard (approx. 1.7 miles away); Friends of Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Monmouth. New Jersey during the Revolution. (Submitted on September 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Monmouth, 1778. A British perspective of the Battle of Monmouth on BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on September 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Monmouth Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
3. Marker on Monmouth Avenue
Marker is located in front of a private residence at 181 Monmouth Avenue.
Identical British Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
4. Identical British Campsite Marker
There are other identical British Campsite markers in this vicinity, such as this one about a mile east on Navesink Ave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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