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Harding in Morris 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, 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 series list.
 
Location. 40° 44.748′ N, 74° 29.85′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Glen Alpin Road and Lees Hill Road, in the median on Glen Alpin 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tramp House (approx. ¼ mile away); New Vernon Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Harding Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Frelinghuysen Fields
Washington’s Route Marker in Harding image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Washington’s Route Marker in Harding
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.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Silver Brook Gateway (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mt. Kemble-Glen Alpin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jockey Hollow (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
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, June 22, 2008
3. Route of the Continental Army
The marker is located in a small park on the median called the George Washington Bicentennial Garden.
The George Washington Bicentennial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. The George Washington Bicentennial Garden
This garden, in which the marker is located, was designed and maintained by the New Vernon Garden Club.
Marker in Bicentennial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. Marker in Bicentennial Garden
The marker can be seen next to the flagpole in the center of the garden.
 
 
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 1,245 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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