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

New Bridge Landing

 
 
New Bridge Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
1. New Bridge Landing Marker
Inscription.  Site of the Zabriskie Grist Mill and wharf near the head of navigation on the Hackensack River. Farm produce and iron from the Ramapo Mts. were shipped from here to market. The mill, once powered by the tides, burned in 1852 after a century of service.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 40° 54.816′ N, 74° 1.828′ W. Marker is in River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in the Historic New Bridge Landing Site, on the west bank of the Hackensack River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: River Edge NJ 07661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Bridge (a few steps from this marker); The Zabriskie House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance
Marker at Historic New Bridge Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
2. Marker at Historic New Bridge Landing
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of this marker); Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Cattails = Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Demarest House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brett Park / New Bridge Area (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Edge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic New Bridge Landing. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Steuben House and New Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
3. Steuben House and New Bridge
This house was confiscated from John J. Zabriskie during the Revolutionary, and later presented to Major-General Baron von Steuben, Inspector-General of the Continental Army by the State of New Jersey.
New Bridge Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
4. New Bridge Landing
During their retreat across New Jersey, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army used the bridge located here to cross the Hackensack River. They later burned the wooden bridge to slow the British pursuit.
Retreat Route image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
5. Retreat Route
The marker for Washington's retreat route is located a short distance from the marker.
Demarest House and Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
6. Demarest House and Barn
This house is also part of Historic New Bridge Landing. It dates back to 1678, and was moved to this site in 1955-56, from its original location beside French Burial Ground in New Milford.
 
 
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 1,475 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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