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Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The York Road

 
 
The York Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2010
1. The York Road Marker
Inscription.  
Traveled by
General George Washington
and the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War from the
Dey Mansion at Preskness to the
Acquackanonk Landing on Passaic River
July   -   October   -   November
•   1780  •

Placed by the Captain Abraham Goodwin Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution   -
  Lafayette Centennial   May 1934

 
Erected 1934 by Sons of the American Revolution, Captain Abraham Goodwin Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 40° 54.395′ N, 74° 8.422′ W. Marker is in Paterson, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Vreeland Avenue (County Route 651) and 20th Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Vreeland Avenue. The marker is on a triangular piece of land at Vreeland and 20th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paterson NJ 07504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Paterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2010
2. Paterson Marker
8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Simeon Van Winkles (approx. half a mile away); Pulaski (approx. 0.7 miles away); Passaic County Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abraham Godwin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Curie (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morlot Ave - 33rd St. Bridge Over the Passaic River (approx. 1.2 miles away); Van Houten-Hillman House (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Memory of Fair Lawn Police Officer Mary Ann Collura (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paterson.
 
Marker on Vreeland Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2010
3. Marker on Vreeland Avenue
Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 11, 2008
4. Dey Mansion
Gen. George Washington made his headquarters here at the house of Colonel Theunis Dey July 1 thru 29, and again on October 9 thru November 27, 1780.
Acquackanonk Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2008
5. Acquackanonk Bridge
The bridge here at Acquackanonk Landing on the Passaic River was burned by Washington’s troops on November 21, 1776 during their retreat across New Jersey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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