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Rumson in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Huddy’s Leap

 
 
Huddy’s Leap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. Huddy’s Leap Marker
Inscription.  
On September 1, 1780
Captain Joshua Huddy
was captured at Colts Neck
by a band of Tories.

While being conveyed across
the river to what is now Sea Bright,
the boat was fired upon
by Colonial forces.

Although wounded,
Captain Huddy escaped
by jumping from the boat and
swimming to the western shore.
Subsequently he was captured
by the British and hanged
on April 12, 1782 at the Highlands.

 
Erected 1957 by Rumson Improvement Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 21.921′ N, 73° 58.63′ W. Marker is in Rumson, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Rumson Road and Packer Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Rumson Road. Marker is on the west shore of the Shrewsbury River in West Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rumson NJ 07760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jumping Point Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Black Point
Huddy’s Leap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Huddy’s Leap Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); 1945 - 2005 Rumson Veterans Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Powerhouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Twin Lights Mystery Cannon (approx. 2.2 miles away); Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Navesink Highlands Light Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); Navesink Light Station (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rumson.
 
Also see . . .  Joshua Huddy, George Washington, and the Asgill Affair. Account of Joshua Huddy's capture and hanging and it's aftermath from the American History suite101 website. (Submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Rumson's West Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Marker in Rumson's West Park
The Shrewsbury River, where Captain Joshua Huddy made his escape from the British, can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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