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Wayne in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Dey Mansion

 
 
Dey Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
1. Dey Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Home of Col. Theunis Dey, built about 1740. Twice used by Washington as headquarters in 1780, when the army was in Totowa.
 
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 54.901′ N, 74° 14.005′ W. Marker was in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker was on Totowa Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 199 Totowa Road, Wayne NJ 07470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Washington Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Theunis Dey (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Dey Mansion (about
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300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wayne Township (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kipp – Nellis Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); 9-11 Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samuel Van Saun House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wayne.
 
More about this marker. Passaic County recently installed six new historic markers. One of these new markers was placed in front of the Dey Mansion (Washington's Preakness Headquarters), replacing this and two other markers there.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dey Mansion. The Revolutionary War in North Jersey. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Dey Mansion. Historic Dey mansion website homepage (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Totowa Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
2. Marker on Totowa Road
The house where Gen. Washington made his headquarters is visible behind the marker.
The Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
3. The Dey Mansion
Washington and his staff took over this house during his stay. The Marquis de Lafayette, Lord Stirling, Alexander Hamilton, Nathaniel Greene and Benedict Arnold all stayed here at some point.
Spring House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
4. Spring House
This spring house is one of several out buildings located near the Dey Mansion. Washington's Life Guard camped near the house when Washington was here.
Washington's Headquarters at the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
5. Washington's Headquarters at the Dey Mansion
Washington's Office in the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2014
6. Washington's Office in the Dey Mansion
British Troops at the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2014
7. British Troops at the Dey Mansion
Gen. Washington Inspects the Troops at the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 18, 2018
8. Gen. Washington Inspects the Troops at the Dey Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,352 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on May 31, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   8. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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