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Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Alexander Carmichael House

“To Catch a Spy”

 

— The Morristown Green —

 
The Alexander Carmichael House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
1. The Alexander Carmichael House Marker
Inscription.  The Alexander Carmichael House located on the corner of South Street and the Green at what is now 42 Park Place, was occupied by General Nathaniel Greene. Colonel Alexander Hamilton met there with a suspected spy. He had prepared an exaggerated Table of Strength of the Army to fool the British. Excusing himself for an errand, he left the document in the office. When he came back the Table of Strength was gone, as was the man, now confirmed as being a double agent.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 47.801′ N, 74° 28.857′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from S Park Place, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the Morristown Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental Store on the Green (a few steps from this marker); Survey by Major Erskine of Morristown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Green - 1715 (within shouting distance
Marker on the Morristown Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
2. Marker on the Morristown Green
of this marker); Morris County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The French are Coming (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presbyterian Church on the Green (within shouting distance of this marker); This Morristown Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnold’s Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
More about this marker. A picture of the Alexander Carmichael House appears on the upper left of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Oct. 29, 2020