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Weehawken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Highwood

 
 
Highwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2013
1. Highwood Marker

Inscription.  
In 1832, James Gore King (1791-1853), a New York banking magnate and son of statesman Rufus King, moved his family here to Weehawken, overlooking the Hudson. King was an early president of the Erie Railroad and served in the US Congress from 1849-1851. His house and expansive estate called Highwood became a gathering place for the wealthy and influential, including Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Daniel Webster, and the poet Fitz-Greene Halleck. The spectacular grounds, extending down into Hoboken, were enhanced with gardens, fruit orchards, rustic bridges, brooks and paths winding through King’s Woods.

 
Erected 2009 by Weehawken Township.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 40° 46.151′ N, 74° 1.069′ W. Marker is in Weehawken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Hamilton Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weehawken NJ 07086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hamilton-Burr Duel (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Death Rock of Alexander Hamilton (about 300 feet away); Weehawken Dueling Grounds (about 300 feet away); Weehawken Korea and Vietnam Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Eldorado Amusement Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Weehawken: Gateway to New York (approx. 0.4 miles away); United States Marine Corps & Junior ROTC Plaza (approx. half a mile away); North Hudson Spanish American War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weehawken.
 
Highwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2013
2. Highwood Marker
Marker in Weehawken image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2013
3. Marker in Weehawken
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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