Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Did General George Washington sleep here? Maybe. We do know, history says our “Grain Room” stored grain for his troops during the winter of 1778.
Artist: Adrienne Crombie,
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, 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 year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 40° 43.947′ N, 74° 32.395′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Morristown Road (U.S. 202) 0.2 miles north of N Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the entrance to the Grain House Restaurant in Basking Ridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, 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. William Childs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madisonville Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richard J. Guadagno (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Jersey 7th Brigade (approx. 1.2 miles away); RHIP (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Trash Pit (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Haven From Everyday Life (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.