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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.
Photographed 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. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1774.
 
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 one mile 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); Hoboken 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paulus Hook
Newport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. one mile away); Tribute to the Soldiers of New Jersey (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hoboken World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
 
Newport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 22, 2022