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Pluckemin in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown

 
 
Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
1. Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown Marker
Inscription.  
By this route
Washington
with his army
retired to Morristown
after his victory
at Princeton
January – 1777
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Erected by the
D-A-R

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 40° 38.81′ N, 74° 38.426′ W. Marker is in Pluckemin, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on U.S. 202, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pluckemin NJ 07978, 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. A different marker also named Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (within shouting distance of this marker); Pluckemin School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Highway Administration 1893-1993 (approx.
Washington’s Route Marker in Pluckemin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Washington’s Route Marker in Pluckemin
This marker is located just north of a similiar marker in Pluckemin.
1.1 miles away); The Jacobus Vanderveer House (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Jacobus Vanderveer House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Purvis James Boatwright Jr. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Moggy Hollow (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pluckemin.
 
More about this marker. This is one of a series of markers placed by the DAR indicating Washington’s route from the Battle of Princeton to the encampment in Morristown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
A list of markers along the route Washington’s Army took from Princeton to Morristown. It's best to study them in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey During the Revolution. Website that details the Revolutionary War in New Jersey. Included are the Battle of Princeton and the encampments at Morristown. (Submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Route of the Continental Army image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Route of the Continental Army
After the American victory over the British on January 3, 1777, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army passed this point on their way to Morristown for their winter encampment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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