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Near Mendham in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Aqueduct Trail

 
 
The Aqueduct Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 26, 2009
1. The Aqueduct Trail Marker
Inscription. Nathanael Greene, Washington's quartermaster, wrote of Jockey Hollow:
There is wood I am in hopes is sufficient for the purpose of hunting and firing, if it is used properly. There is water in plenty, tho in some places it will be some distance to fetch.
The trail runs through the woods where the army cut 600 acres for hut building and firewood. It follows one of the streams where the men fetched water and, years later, Morristown built some waterworks.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historic Park.
 
Location. 40° 45.767′ N, 74° 32.506′ W. Marker is near Mendham, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Jockey Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mendham NJ 07945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roads (a few steps from this marker); Handís Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wick Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Wick Farm (about 400 feet away); Captain Adam Bettin
The Aqueduct Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
2. The Aqueduct Trail Marker
(about 400 feet away); Wick Farm Garden (about 600 feet away); The Connecticut Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Second Maryland Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historic Park - National Park Service. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Morristown NHP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
3. Marker in Morristown NHP
The Aqueduct Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
4. The Aqueduct Trail
As mentioned on the marker, Washington's Continental Army fetched water from this stream, located along the Aqueduct Trail, during their winter encampments.
Entrance to Jockey Hollow Park off Tempe Wick Road image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 26, 2009
5. Entrance to Jockey Hollow Park off Tempe Wick Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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