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Wayne in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Headquarters

Preakness

 
 
Washington Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
1. Washington Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  July 1 – 29, and October 9 - November 27, 1780, Washington had headquarters here at the house of Colonel Theunis Dey. The main army encamped along Totowa Heights.
 
Erected 2010 by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
 
Location. 40° 54.907′ N, 74° 13.981′ W. Marker is in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Totowa Road (County Route 644), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wayne NJ 07470, 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. Colonel Theunis Dey (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne Township (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kipp – Nellis Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); 9-11 Memorial
Marker at Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
2. Marker at Dey Mansion
The house which served as Washington's headquarters in 1780 can be seen beyond the marker.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Samuel Van Saun House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Van Saun House (approx. 1.3 miles away); American Encampment (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wayne.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected at this location 40° 54.907′ N, 74° 13.981′ in front of the mansion facing the road just inside the fence as shown in the photograph. It has been moved to the visitor's center on the mansion's grounds.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dey Mansion. The Revolutionary War in North Jersey. (Submitted on January 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Dey Mansion. (Submitted on January 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1.
The marker was moved by Passaic County away from Totowa Road and closer to the mansion and visitor center.
    — Submitted June 10, 2019, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey.
 
Marker in Wayne image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
3. Marker in Wayne
Dey Mansion, Washington Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 15, 2011
4. Dey Mansion, Washington Headquarters
Colontial Troops at Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 13, 2014
5. Colontial Troops at Marker
Washington at his Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 18, 2018
6. Washington at his Headquarters
Gen. George Washington gives orders to one of his officers at the Dey Mansion (seen in the background).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on May 31, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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