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

Rockingham

 
 
Rockingham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
1. Rockingham Marker
Inscription.  
George Washington’s
Headquarters
1783

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 23.088′ N, 74° 37.092′ W. Marker is in Franklin Township, New Jersey, in Somerset County. It is in Kingston. Marker is on Kingston Rocky Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. 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. Kate McFarlane and Josephine Swann (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kingston Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kingston Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kingston Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Maybury Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Joseph Hewes
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Opie-Vanderveer Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin Township.
 
Also see . . .  Rockingham State Historic Site - George Washington's Final Wartime Headquarters. Site website homepage (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Kingston Rocky Hill Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
2. Marker on Kingston Rocky Hill Road
Rockingham image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
3. Rockingham
One of the oldest houses in the Millstone River Valley, the original portion was built between 1702 and 1710. It was later expanded in the 1760’s by its owner, New Jersey Supreme Court Judge John Berrien.
Rockingham image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
4. Rockingham
In 1783, while the Continental Congress met in nearby Princeton, Gen. George Washington made his headquarters in this house. It was here that Washington received the news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War.
Rockingham image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
5. Rockingham
Washington wrote the "Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States" in this house. It was one of his last official acts as Commander of the Army.
Encampment at Rockingham image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2014
6. Encampment at Rockingham
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on September 20, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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