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River Vale in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gravesite

 
 
Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
1. Gravesite Marker
Inscription.  Six soldiers of those killed in the Baylor Massacre were buried here in three abandoned tan vats. The vats were part of a small tan yard which existed here before the Revolution.
The gravesite was discovered in 1967 and the soldiers were re-interred here in 1972.
Placed by
David Demarest Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1972

 
Erected 1972 by Daughters of the American Revolution, David Demarest Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 41° 0.764′ N, 74° 0.489′ W. Marker is in River Vale, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Red Oak Drive and Rivervale Road, on the right when traveling east on Red Oak Drive. Marker is on a walking trail in the Baylor Massacre Burial Site Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westwood NJ 07675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Marker in Baylor Massacre Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
2. Marker in Baylor Massacre Park
Six of the soldiers who were killed at the Baylor Massacre on September 28, 1778 are buried here.
of this marker. Baylor Massacre Millstone (here, next to this marker); A Night of “Savage Cruelty” (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Baylor Massacre” (within shouting distance of this marker); The British General (within shouting distance of this marker); The Third Continental Light Dragoons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Price of Freedom: A Patriot’s Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Propaganda: The Mighty Pen (within shouting distance of this marker); 200 Years Later (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Vale.
 
Also see . . .
1. OVERKILL: Revolutionary War Reminiscences of River Vale. Bergen County Historical Society (Submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Baylor Massacre Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
3. Baylor Massacre Burial Site
This park is located in River Vale, NJ at the intersection of Rivervale Road and Red Oak Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,777 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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