Leonia in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington Memorial Monument
General George Washington
and part of the Continental Army on their march from Fort Lee to Trenton passed this way.
Erected 1915 by Leonia Men’s Neighborhood Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1915.
Location. 40° 51.802′ N, 73° 59.439′ W. Marker is in Leonia, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Lee Road and Leonia Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Fort Lee Road. Marker is located in front of the Presbyterian Church of Leonia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Fort Lee Road, Leonia NJ 07605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental Army Encampment (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Days Tavern (about 600 feet away); Cole – Allaire – Boyd House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch Reformed ChurchLeonia Patent (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Armory and Drill Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); March to Trenton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Leonia Tract (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonia.
Regarding George Washington Memorial Monument. The Artist, Mahorni Young, is a prominent sculptor and his last studio is a National Historic site in CT, Weir Farm NHS
Also see . . . Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
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