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Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Grand Parade

 
 
The Grand Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. The Grand Parade Marker
Inscription.  A focal point of the sprawling “log cabin city” at Jockey Hollow was the Grand Parade. Each day, guard details assembled here for inspection, and General Orders from Washington’s headquarters were distributed. This was also the site of formal military reviews. And it was here that those guilty of serious crimes were executed and buried.

The original Grand Parade was located beyond this open ground, in the woods to the north. It was 400 yards long and 100 yards wide – six times the size of this clearing.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 46.381′ N, 74° 32.079′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Grand Parade Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in Morristown National Historical Park, along the tour road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Guards (here, next to this marker); Inspections (here, next to this marker); A heritage of hearths (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officer’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); The Pennsylvania Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Settling in (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Revolutionary Winter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harding.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker features a picture of a company of soldiers marching past a group of officers for an inspection.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker in Jockey Hollow
Marching, drilling, inspections, and announcements occured each day at the Grand Parade. Any visiting dignitaries who visited Washington in Morristown would come here to witness the ceremonies that would involve the entire army.
The Grand Parade Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, October 1, 2021
3. The Grand Parade Marker
The featured marker is in the middle.
Markers at the Grand Parade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. Markers at the Grand Parade
Several markers are located at this site in Morristown National Historical Park. The Grand Parade marker is the one in the middle.
The Grand Parade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. The Grand Parade
This clearing, located near the site of the original Grand Parade, is much smaller than the one that was here during the 1779-80 encampment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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