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

Old Army Road

 
 
Old Army Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. Old Army Road Marker
Inscription.  
Old Army Road, now called Palisade Road, was used by General Washington and his staff to reach the palisades for observing movement on the Hudson River crossings and New York. The road was also used to re-supply General Knox’s artillery positioned on the palisades, as well as sending troops to Fort Washington in New York.
 
Erected 2004 by Borough of Fort Lee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
 
Location. 40° 50.933′ N, 73° 58.101′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Angioletti Place and Parker Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Angioletti Place. Marker is at Monument Park, at the southwest corner of the Angioletti Place and Parker Avenue intersection. 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.
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Fort Lee Road (here, next to this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); General Henry Knox (within shouting distance of this marker); General Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Paine (within shouting distance of this marker); General John “Black Jack” Pershing (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This set of markers is located in Fort Lee’s Monument Park.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Fort Washington. American Revolutionary War website entry (Submitted on August 31, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker at Monument Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker at Monument Park
At this entrance to Monument Park, the Old Army Road marker is on the pillar to the left. Monument Park is the site of Continental Army encampment in 1776.
Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument
Monument Park, where the Continental Army camped during the Battle of New York, is home to a number of markers and monuments.
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Present-day Palisade Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
4. Present-day Palisade Avenue
Palisade Avenue is directly west of Monument Park. This street, in 1776, was the Old Army Road.
Artillery on the Palisades image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
5. Artillery on the Palisades
This cannon, located in Fort Lee Historic Park, looks across the Hudson River toward the location of Fort Washington in New York.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,726 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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