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Leonia in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Continental Army Encampment

 
 
Continental Army Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 29, 2008
1. Continental Army Encampment Marker
Inscription.  
Immediately south was located for a period in the early days of September 1780, the encampment of the left wing of the "light" troop of the
Continental Army
under
Marquis de Lafayette.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1780.
 
Location. 40° 51.743′ N, 73° 59.342′ W. Marker is in Leonia, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Fort Lee Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located across the street from the Leonia Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 Fort Lee Road, Leonia NJ 07605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Memorial Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Days Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cole – Allaire – Boyd House (approx. ¼ mile away); Dutch Reformed Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); March to Trenton (approx. half a mile away); Leonia Patent (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Armory and Drill Hall
Marker on Fort Lee Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 29, 2008
2. Marker on Fort Lee Road
The area south of the marker, that in September of 1780 was an encampment for the Continental Army, is now the location of private homes.
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Leonia Tract (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonia.
 
Retreat Route image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Retreat Route
In 1776, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army passed this same point during their retreat from Fort Lee. The route is indicated at several places on Fort Lee Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,875 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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