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Somerville 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 after his victory
at Princeton
Jan. 1777.

Erected by
Gen. Frelinghuysen Chapter
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. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1777.
 
Location. 40° 34.06′ N, 74° 36.604′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of E Main Street (New Jersey Route 28) and Grove Street, on the left when traveling east on E Main Street. Marker is located in front of the Somerset County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Somerset Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville (within shouting distance of this marker); Somerset County Court House Green
Washington’s Route Marker in Somerville image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Washington’s Route Marker in Somerville
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.
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Guard Armory (about 300 feet away); Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower (about 500 feet away); Former Second National Bank (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (about 700 feet away); Former Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
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 Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,307 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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