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Rahway in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spanktown

 
 
Spanktown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Spanktown Marker
Inscription.  January, 1777, a sharp fight took place here between the British and Gen. Maxwell’s men. June 26-27, 1777, the British, retreating in a running fight from Westfield, were pursued here on their route to Amboy and Staten Island.
 
Erected by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 40° 37.187′ N, 74° 16.908′ W. Marker is in Rahway, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on St Georges Avenue near River Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rahway NJ 07065, 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. Horsehead Copper (here, next to this marker); Abraham Clark (approx. Ľ mile away); Capt. Thomas Clark (approx. Ľ mile away); Merchants and Drovers Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terrill Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Tulip Poplar (approx. 0.3 miles away);
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Rahway (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Remembrance of Abraham Clark (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rahway.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
St Georges Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
2. St Georges Avenue Marker
Marker in Rahway Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. Marker in Rahway Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,892 times since then and 146 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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