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Basking Ridge 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.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 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 (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 40° 43.166′ N, 74° 32.442′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of N Maple Avenue and Madisonville Road, on the right when traveling north on N Maple 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. Madisonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Southard Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richard J. Guadagno (approx. ¾ mile away); Basking Ridge (approx. 0.8 miles
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away); “George” 2001 (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Childs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bernards Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. one mile away); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
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.) 
 
Washington’s Route Marker in Basking Ridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Washington’s Route Marker in Basking Ridge
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 Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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