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Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gallows Hill

 
 
Gallows Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
1. Gallows Hill Marker
Inscription.  
The
Westfield Bicentennial
Committee
Has Designated
Gallows Hill
As An
Official Bicentennial Landmark

James Morgan, an American sentry, was tried in the Presbyterian Church on East Broad Street, Westfield, for killing the popular Patriot Reverend James Caldwell. Found guilty, he was hanged on this hill in January of 1781.

Plaque Contributed By
The Westfield Service League

 
Erected 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1781.
 
Location. 40° 39.832′ N, 74° 20.141′ W. Marker is in Westfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street (County Route 509) and Gallows Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NJ 07090, 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. Westfield Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. one mile
Westfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
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away); Presbyterian Church in Westfield (approx. one mile away); Men of Westfield (approx. one mile away); Meeting House (approx. one mile away); Downer Well Cap (approx. one mile away); Westfield (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reverend James Caldwell. A brief biography of Rev. James Caldwell. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. James Caldwell. General Joseph Martin Chapter TNSSAR website. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Gallows Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
3. Gallows Hill Marker
The marker is on the corner of Gallows Hill Road.
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2010
4. The Presbyterian Church in Westfield
The trial of James Morgan took place in this church, located several blocks south of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 24, 2022