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A Good Place for a Halt

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, October 2, 2010
1. A Good Place for a Halt Marker
Inscription.  
“ . . . Whippany will be a good place for a halt . . . ”
Washington to Rochambeau


On August 27 and 28, 1781, a 5,000-man French Army under General Count Rochambeau encamped on grounds extending northeast from here toward the Whippany River. After resting, they marched rapidly southward, in parallel with American troops led by General George Washington, to Yorktown, Virginia. There, on October 19, 1781, the combined armies forced surrender of British General Lord Cornwallis in the final major battle of the American Revolution.

Hanover Township Committee
Ronald F. Francioli, Mayor
Leonard A. Fariello       Judy Iradi
Howard M. Olsen       John R. Tort, Jr.

Landmark Commission
Linda A. Schramm, Chair
Robert A. Augelli       Barbara E. Blumenfeld
Mary Lou Cirello       Barbara Thompson Howell
Donald B. Kiddoo       Russell W. Polo
Larry L. Sampson

Dedicated September 30, 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Township of Hanover.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary
Hanover Township Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 2, 2010
2. Hanover Township Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1918.
 
Location. 40° 48.988′ N, 74° 25.417′ W. Marker is near Hanover Township, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Whippany Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on Whippany Road, between Vincent Terrace and Eden Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whippany NJ 07981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Lady of Mercy Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Melville Mill (approx. half a mile away); Village of Whippany (approx. half a mile away); The Old Iron Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); 56-Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. (approx. ¾ mile away); Earle Richard Henriquez-Gil, Sr. (approx. ¾ mile away); Pennsylvania Railroad “Watch Box” (approx. ¾ mile away); Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth (approx. ¾ mile away).
 
Marker on Whippany Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 2, 2010
3. Marker on Whippany Road
A Good Place for a Halt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 2, 2010
4. A Good Place for a Halt Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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