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Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bergen Neck Fort

 
 
Bergen Neck Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
1. Bergen Neck Fort Marker
Inscription.  
Built by Americans, 1776,
at the site of Bayonne.
Occupied 1777 – 82 by Loyalist
forces, who named it
Fort Delancey.

 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 40.833′ N, 74° 6.649′ W. Marker is in Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Avenue B, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on Avenue B, between 43rd and 42nd Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayonne NJ 07002, 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. Stephen R. Gregg / Bayonne Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Volunteers of the Army and Navy (about 700 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Federated Church (approx. half a mile away); Mercer Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Port Jersey Peninsula Preserve (approx.
Marker on Avenue B image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
2. Marker on Avenue B
2.3 miles away); Monument to the Struggle Against World Terrorism (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bayonne Terrorist Victims (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayonne.
 
Site of Fort Delancey image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 10, 2008
3. Site of Fort Delancey
In 1780, Loyalists built a fort at this site with a log fence, and named it Fort Delancey for a prominent New York Tory. It became one of the blockhouses used by the British for woodcutting operations to supply firewood for the army and residences they maintained in New York.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,918 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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