Philip Van Horne House
During the 1778-79 Middlebrook Encampment, the Van Horne House served as headquarters for General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) who was second-in-command under General Washington.
Erected 2016 by County of Somerset.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • 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 April 13, 1777.
Location. 40° 33.696′ N, 74° 33.075′ W. Marker is in Bridgewater
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgewater Train Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Frelinghuysen Tavern (approx. one mile away); Locks on the D&R Canal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Van Horn Plaza (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bound Brook Library World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The house is owned by Somerset County and is the headquarters of the Heritage Trail Association (www.heritagetrail.org/).
Regarding Philip Van Horne House. The site, known as Phil's Hill, was named after Philip Van Horne, a Bridgewater merchant. The house was extensively remodeled in the middle decades of the 19th and 20th centuries. The 1930's and 1940's remodeling was in the Colonial Revival Style and is especially significant. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2016, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on October 31, 2016, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2016, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.