Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Morristown National Historical Park
National Park Service
— U.S. Department of the Interior —
The situation of the army with respect to supplies is beyond description alarming.
General George Washington
To the Governors of Five States
Headquarters, Morristown, December 16, 1779
Welcome to Morristown National Historical Park. Please begin your exploration by taking the path to the right to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
In the museum you will learn about Morristown, New Jersey’s crucial role during the American Revolution; you will begin your tour of the Ford Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters from December 1779 until June 1780; and you will discover the American Revolution’s legacy and the park’s ongoing efforts in historic preservation.
In addition to George Washington’s headquarters, Morristown National Historical Park includes Jockey Hollow and the New Jersey Brigade area, where 10,000 to 13,000 troops encamped from 1779 to 1780; and Fort Nonsense, the site of the fortification from the 1777 encampment. Information about visiting the park is available in the museum.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical War, 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 1779.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 47.817′ N, 74° 27.985′ W. Marker was in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker was on Washington Place, 0.1 miles north of Morris Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker was in the parking lot on Washington Place, near the Ford Mansion. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Washington’s Headquarters Museum (a few steps from this marker); Ford Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Path to History (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Washington (about 400 feet away); George Washington School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder Mill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photo of “Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 2007, Photograph by Morristown NHP volunteer Daniel E. Beards.”
Morristown National Historical Park staff reports (July 20, 2010) this marker has been taken down and there are no immediate plans to replace it. —Ed.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2010. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 10. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.