Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Widow White’s Tavern
Here on December 13, 1776, Major General Charles Lee, second in command to General Washington in the Continental Army, was taken prisoner by a British Patrol.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1862.
Location. 40° 41.969′ N, 74° 32.858′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of South Finley Avenue and Colonial Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Finley Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernards Township Veterans Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Basking Ridge (approx. half a mile away); Bernards Township War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Early Church (approx. half a mile away); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); The Brick Academy Lord Stirling Estate (approx. 0.6 miles away); Somerset Hills Airport (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
Also see . . . Washington's Retreat Through Jersey - Capture of General Lee. General Atomic website entry (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,991 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.