Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington’s Retreat to Victory
November 20th, 1776
New Jersey is known as the Crossroads of the American Revolution and this Fort Lee crossroad on Main Street represents one of the most important sites in the United States. Here, on present day Main Street, Major General Nathanael Greene led the garrison of Fort Lee west along this retreat route from the fortifications on the bluffs of the Palisades and their nearby encampment to escape British capture on the morning of November 20th, 1776.
Marker Sponsored by
The Sokolich Family
Dedicated November 20th, 2013
Erected 2013 by Borough of Fort Lee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is November 20, 1865.
Location. 40° 51.073′ N, 73° 58.195′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Schlosser Street (County Route 67), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Paine (approx. 0.2 miles away); General John “Black Jack” Pershing General George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Washington’s Retreat to Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers of the American Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Nathaniel Greene (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Lee Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lee.
More about this marker. The seal of the Borough of Fort Lee and two images of Gen. George Washington appear at the top of the marker.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Four markers on Main Street that describe the American Army’s retreat from Fort Lee.
Also see . . . Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on November 23, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.