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Rahway in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Washington Tulip Poplar

 
 
George Washington Tulip Poplar image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. George Washington Tulip Poplar
The plaque is located along the circumference of the bed next to the concrete edge. The photo of the tree below was taken from near the plaque.
Inscription.  A direct descendant of the Tulip Poplar planted in 1785 by our first President, George Washington, on the grounds of Mount Vernon, his home on the Potomac. More than two centuries later, the original Tulip Poplar continues to stand. Through the work of the National Arboretum, Rahway's Tulip Poplar is one of 1,000 descendants produced and sold through American Forests' Famous and Historic Trees Program.
 
Erected 2004 by City of Rahway Environmental Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 40° 36.951′ N, 74° 17.063′ W. Marker is in Rahway, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West Grand Avenue and Winfield Street, on the left when traveling west on West Grand Avenue. Marker is located near the tree. The tree is in a large circular "bed" with a two foot raised concrete edging all
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around. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rahway NJ 07065, 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. Merchants and Drovers Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Rahway (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrill Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Clark (about 400 feet away); Capt. Thomas Clark (about 400 feet away); Spanktown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horsehead Copper (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bridesmaid House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rahway.
 
The George Washington Tulip Poplar in Rahway, NJ appears to be in very good health. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. The George Washington Tulip Poplar in Rahway, NJ appears to be in very good health.
This photo was taken in April 2008, the tree is still dormant from the cold winter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,981 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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