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Ringoes in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amwell Militia

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, June 17, 2010
1. Amwell Militia Marker
Inscription.  Erected in memory of the citizen soldiers of Amwell Township who, commanded by Captain John Schenck, on December 14th 1776, met and drove from this field a column of the British 16th Light Dragoons, after killing their commander, Cornet Francis Geary.
Dedicated by the Raritan Township Committee and the Bicentennial Committee on December 14, 1976 in appreciation of the courage and determination of these men who served throughout the "War of American Independence"
F. Geary gravesite S 67"22'E 875 Ft.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1740.
 
Location. 40° 27.378′ N, 74° 51.579′ W. Marker is in Ringoes, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on New Jersey Route 202, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ringoes NJ 08551, 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. Flemington Raid (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amwell Skirmish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cornet Francis Geary
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By Alan Edelson, June 17, 2010
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Coronet Geary Trail (approx. half a mile away); United First Presbyterian Church of Amwell (approx. one mile away); Servis-Quick Family Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Black River and Western Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Amwell Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringoes.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Additional Information - The ambush of Geary's Dragoons. (Submitted on March 9, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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