Edgewater in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
South of the brook stood the Burdett homestead, Washington’s local headquarters.
Washington, Greene, Putnam and others crossed frequently here, dispatch-bearers arrived and departed, troops and military stores were landed at the wharf.
A memorial near the river recalls the engagements of August 18, October 8, 9, and 27, 1776, between General Mercer’s shore battery of eighteen-pounders and certain British ships-of-war.
Prepared for the mayor and council by the Edgewater Committee on Historic Sites, Edgewater, New Jersey.
July 4, 1952
Erected 1952 by Edgewater Committee on Historic Sites.
Location. 40° 50.616′ N, 73° 58′ W. Marker is in Edgewater, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Annett Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgewater NJ 07020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historical Chronology 1776 (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Henry Knox (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Horatio Gates (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Lee Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Army Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Barbette Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Also see . . . History of the Edgewater Colony. Edgewater Colony was formally known as Burdett’s Landing. (Submitted on September 2, 2009.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
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