Derrick Van Veghten House
Derrick’s house served as headquarters for Quartermaster Nathanael Greene during the 1778 -1779 Middlebrook Encampment, and units of the Continental Army were encamped on his land. While in residence, General Greene wrote a letter to a friend describing "a pretty little frisk" held in the house, and during the course of the evening, General Washington danced with Mrs. Greene for "upwards of three hours without seting [sic] down".
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1697.
Location. 40° 33.444′ N, 74° 35.292′ W. Marker is in Bridgewater, New Jersey, in Somerset
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Route from Princeton (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. 1.2 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); American Revolution Army Encampent (approx. 1.3 miles away); Somerset Hotel (approx. 1.3 miles away); National Guard Armory (approx. 1.3 miles away).
Also see . . . The Somerset County Historical Society. (Submitted on October 20, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2012, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2012, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.