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Old Demarest House

 
 
Old Demarest House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
1. Old Demarest House Marker
The date that the house was erected (in 1678) has been covered up on the marker, possibly because it was incorrect.
Inscription.  Erected at New Milford. Removed to this site 1955 by Hiram B. D. Blauvelt, President Demarest Memorial Foundation.
 
Erected 1955 by Daughters of the American Revolution – David Demarest Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 40° 54.786′ N, 74° 1.868′ W. Marker is in River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Old New Bridge Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at Historic New Bridge Landing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: River Edge NJ 07661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flax for Linen (a few steps from this marker); Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); The (Von) Steuben House (within shouting distance of this marker);
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The Zabriskie House (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Edge.
 
Old Demarest House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
2. Old Demarest House Marker
The marker is seen here on the house, between the door and the window.
Old Demarest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
3. Old Demarest House
Old Demarest House at Historic New Bridge Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
4. Old Demarest House at Historic New Bridge Landing
General George Washington and the Continental Army passed this spot in November of 1776 during their retreat across New Jersey.
Main Room of the Old Demarest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
5. Main Room of the Old Demarest House
Inside the Old Demarest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
6. Inside the Old Demarest House
George Washington slept in this bed when he headquartered in this area in 1780.
Reenactors at the Old Demarest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
7. Reenactors at the Old Demarest House
The American forces march past the Old Demarest House during the War of Outposts.
British Troops at the Old Demarest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
8. British Troops at the Old Demarest House
Old Demarest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 23, 2014
9. Old Demarest House
An 18th century reenactor demonstrates knitting in the Old Demarest House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   9. submitted on February 23, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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