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Griggstown in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Route from Princeton

 
 
Washington’s Route from Princeton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
1. Washington’s Route from Princeton Marker
Inscription.  
By this route
Washington
with his army
retired after his victory at Princeton
January, 1777.
Erected by
Camp Middlebrook Chapter
D.A.R.

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1777.
 
Location. 40° 25.809′ N, 74° 37.034′ W. Marker is in Griggstown, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Canal Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located just north of the Griggstown lock on the D&R Canal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic River Road and River Crossing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Opie-Vanderveer Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Bridgepoint Historic District
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Harlingen Road Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Titus Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away); Kate McFarlane and Josephine Swann (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rockingham (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griggstown.
 
More about this marker. This is one of a series of markers placed by the DAR indicating Washington’s route from the Battle of Princeton to the encampment in Morristown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A list of markers along the route Washington’s Army took from Princeton to Morristown. It's best to study them in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey During the Revolution. Website that details the Revolutionary War in New Jersey. Included are the Battle of Princeton and the encampments at Morristown. (Submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Griggstown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
2. Griggstown Marker
Marker on Canal Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
3. Marker on Canal Road
Washington’s Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
4. Washington’s Route Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2011, by Franklin Township HPC of Somerset, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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