Paulsboro in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Billingsport, New Jersey
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko assisted in directing the modifications of the fort at Billingsport during the American Revolution which prevented the British Navy from entering Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.
This was the first engineering assignment General Kosciuszko received from the Continental Congress.
Designated a Kosciuszko Military Engineering site by the Copernicus Society of America under the authority of a Concurrent Resolution of The U. S. Congress – S. Con. Res. 44
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 39° 50.873′ N, 75° 15.076′ W. Marker is in Paulsboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clonmell Road and N Delaware Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the banks of the Delaware River, in Fort Billings Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paulsboro NJ 08066, 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. Dennis Leary & William Barney (a few steps from this The Fort at Billingsport (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Billingsport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); C. A. Nothnagle Log House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Tinicum Township (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 2.7 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paulsboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.