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Kingston in Franklin Township in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kingston Cemetery

 
 
Kingston Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
1. Kingston Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Site of “Conference On Horseback,” January 3, 1777, at which Washington decided to move toward Morristown rather than New Brunswick . . . . a decision that probably prevented a critical American defeat.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1850.
 
Location. 40° 22.5′ N, 74° 36.938′ W. Marker is in Franklin Township, New Jersey, in Somerset County. It is in Kingston. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New Jersey Route 27) and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (a few steps from this marker); Kingston Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingston Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockingham (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kate McFarlane and Josephine Swann (approx. ¾ mile
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away); Maybury Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joseph Hewes (approx. 1½ miles away); The Canal Dug By Irishmen (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin Township.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey During the Revolution. Website that details the Revolutionary War in New Jersey. Included are the Battle of Princeton and the encampments at Morristown. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
2. Kingston Marker
Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
3. Marker on Main Street
Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
4. Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery
The marker is seen here just to the left of the entrance to the cemetery.
Kingston Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
5. Kingston Cemetery
Many Revolutionary War veterans are buried in the Kingston Presberian Church Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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