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Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Newport

Jersey City

 
 
Newport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 11, 2010
1. Newport Marker
Inscription.  
Southeast of this spot, the
Half Moon anchored Sept. 11-
12, 1609. Here, the community
of Pavonia was established
Jan. 10, 1630. Washington
made this area the keystone
of the campaign, 1776. Ham-
ilton and his friends planned
the city Feb. 22, 1804.

 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 43.613′ N, 74° 2.066′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Blvd. and Town Square Place, on the right when traveling north on Washington Blvd.. Marker is located near the entrance to the Pavonia / Newport PATH station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 77 River Street (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War I Embarkation Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paulus Hook
Newport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 11, 2010
2. Newport Marker
Explorer Henry Hudson anchored his ship, the Half Moon, near this location exactly 401 years before this photo was taken.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. one mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Francis Albert Sinatra Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (approx. 1.2 miles away in New York).
 
Newport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 11, 2010
3. Newport Marker
This site's proximity to New York City made it a strategic location in defending against the British invasion of 1776.
Marker in Downtown Jersey City image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 11, 2010
4. Marker in Downtown Jersey City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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