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

Cannon Ball House

Circa 1750

 
 
Cannon Ball House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
1. Cannon Ball House Marker
Inscription.  Osborn House – Home of Rev. Soldiers and later home of Hollingsworth and Darby Fur Mill associated with Cannon Ball from battle of the Short Hills, June 27, 1777.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1989.
 
Location. 40° 39.015′ N, 74° 23.94′ W. Marker is in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Front Street (County Route 620), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotch Plains NJ 07076, 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. Stage House Inn (a few steps from this marker); Swift Sure Stage Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots and Soldiers of the American Revolution (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baptist Parsonage (about 800 feet away); Caesar (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Osborn House” (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Dolbier House” (approx. 1.9 miles away); Copper Mine (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotch Plains.
 
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Marker on Front Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Marker on Front Street
Osborn Cannonball House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Osborn Cannonball House
Front of Cannon Ball House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
4. Front of Cannon Ball House
This house was passed by both the American and British Armies during the Revolutionary War. The house was once hit by an American cannonball during a nearby skirmish.
Cannon Ball House Yard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
5. Cannon Ball House Yard
The beehive oven can be seen on the back wall of the Cannonball House.
Battle of Short Hills Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
6. Battle of Short Hills Monument
The Battle of Short Hills was fought on June 26, 1777, not far from the Osborn Cannonball House. Although the Americans were ultimately forced to withdraw, they held off the British long enough for Washington’s Army to safely retreat to Middlebrook.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,163 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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