Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington’s Inauguration
United States Constitution Bicentennial
“On this site stood the historic Cross Keys Tavern” where George Washington and his party including Governor Livingston arrived late afternoon Saturday April 22, 1789 to spend the night before proceeding to Elizabethtown and hence to New York where he was inaugurated the first President April 30, 1789. The tavern was later moved to a location on James Street.
Location. 40° 33.223′ N, 74° 16.964′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Amboy Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. James Roman Catholic Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Cross Keys Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cross Keys Tavern (about 300 feet away); United States Post Office (about 300 feet away); Woodbridge Cloverleaf (about 700 feet away); Adath Israel Synagogue Woodbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Parish Community of St. James (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.