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

British Campsite

 
 
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By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
1. British Campsite Marker
This is one of two identical Historical Markers, both located on the old King's Highway, in present day Atlantic Highlands and Middetown, NJ.
Inscription.  For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British Army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both sides of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778.
 
Erected 1976 by Middletown Township Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1830.
 
Location. 40° 23.877′ N, 74° 1.24′ W. Marker is in Middletown Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Monmouth Avenue and Navesink Avenue on Monmouth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown NJ 07748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named British Campsite (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown Township Locust Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hartshorne Legacy (approx. half a mile away); Navesink (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named British Campsite (approx. 0.8 miles
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By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
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away); Henry Hudson Springs (approx. one mile away); Friends of Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Highest Point on the Atlantic Seaboard (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown Township.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is one of two markers whose inscriptions are identical. They are both placed on what was known as King’s Highway. Presently located on Navesink and Monmouth Avenues, in Atlantic Highlands, and Middletown NJ, respectively.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Monmouth. (Submitted on February 28, 2008.)
 
Additional keywords. Atlantic Highlands Middletown NJ Navesink
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the area taken in July, which may approximate the foliage in the vicinity of the encampment. • Can you help?

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