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Unknown Soldier of the Revolution

 
 
Unknown Soldier of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
1. Unknown Soldier of the Revolution Marker
Chinkchewunska is a Native American word meaning “hilltop town,” or “town on the side of a hill.”
Inscription.  Erected to an unknown soldier of the Revolution
Chinkchewunska Chap No 24 DAR NJ
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution, Chinkchewunska Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
 
Location. 41° 4.587′ N, 74° 44.086′ W. Marker is in Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Lane and Apple Blossom Way, on the left when traveling east on Cherry Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sussex County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Newton Green (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Newton Green (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sussex County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Defenders of the Union
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Home of Thomas Anderson (approx. 1.7 miles away); George Washington Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Newton Burial Ground (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
Grave of an Unknown Soldier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
2. Grave of an Unknown Soldier
As the Continental Army marched past here in 1780, a soldier died of exhaustion and was buried where he fell.
Marker on Cherry Lane image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
3. Marker on Cherry Lane
At the time of the Revolution, this road was a main route between Pennsylvania and New York.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,497 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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