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

Rahway

 
 
Rahway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Rahway Marker
Inscription.  
Here, on April 23, 1789, on his way to New York City, Washington was received by troops from Elizabethtown and Newark. He was entertained at the Inn kept by Samuel Smith by gentlemen of the Town.
 
Erected by New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. 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 month for this entry is April 1786.
 
Location. 40° 36.957′ N, 74° 17.112′ W. Marker is in Rahway, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of St Georges Avenue and West Grand Avenue, on the left when traveling south on St Georges Avenue. 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. Merchants and Drovers Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrill Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Tulip Poplar (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Abraham Clark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. Thomas Clark (about 300 feet away); Spanktown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horsehead Copper (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bridesmaid House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rahway.
 
Also see . . .
1. About Rahway. City website entry (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum. Museum homepage (Submitted on May 19, 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 for Washington's Arrival in Rahway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. Marker for Washington's Arrival in Rahway
Marker is across the street from the Merchants and Drovers Tavern, where the marker mentions he was entertained.
Merchants and Drovers Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
4. Merchants and Drovers Tavern
Washington visited this tavern in April 1789, on his way to his inauguration in New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,539 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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