Cranford in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1779 – 1780
troops of General Washington’s Army
were cantoned at
Here, General William Irvine
established headquarters of
the Forward Defense Line
January 1, 1780
Crane’s Ford Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 1977 by Daughters of the American Revolution - Crane’s Ford Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1886.
Location. 40° 39.554′ N, 74° 18.15′ W. Marker is in Cranford, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Riverside Drive west of N Union Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Sperry Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cranford NJ 07016, 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. Crane Farm and Village Home Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart MemorialLest We Forget (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Abbott Harker, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Crane’s Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kenilworth Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kenilworth 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cranford.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2012, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.