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

Washington

 
 
Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
1. Washington Marker
Inscription.
Headquarters at Morristown

January – May 1777

December 1779 – June 1780

 
Location. 40° 47.744′ N, 74° 27.986′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Valley View Dr W, on the right when traveling east on Morris Avenue. Touch for map. Monument is in a small triangular plot of land on Morris Avenue, across from Ford's Mansion. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); George Washington School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Constitution Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campfield House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
2. Back of Marker
Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
3. Washington Marker
Marker in Morristown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
4. Marker in Morristown
Closeup of Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
5. Closeup of Washington
Washington at his Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
6. Washington at his Headquarters
The statue of Gen. Washington is located across the street from the Ford's Mansion seen in the background. Washington made his headquarters in the mansion.
Equestrian Statue of Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
7. Equestrian Statue of Washington
Ford's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
8. Ford's Mansion
During the bitter winter of 1779-80, Gen. George Washington made his headquarters in the home of Col. Jacob Ford. In 1777, he stayed at Arnold's Tavern near the Morristown Green. It is no longer standing.
War Room in Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
9. War Room in Washington's Headquarters
From December 1779 through June 1780, Gen. George Washington ran the Revolution from this room. Among those who visited Washington here were Alexander Hamilton, Gen. Anthony Wayne, Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr and the Marquis de Lafayette.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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