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

Washington’s Headquarters

 
 
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
1. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Washington made his winter headquarters at the Arnold Tavern, January 6, 1777, now a part of All Souls Hospital. December, 1779, he established quarters at the Ford Mansion, now maintained as a museum.
 
Erected by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Location. 40° 47.748′ N, 74° 28.008′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Morris Avenue near Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located across the street from Ford's Mansion, in front of the equestrian statue of George Washington. 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. A different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (within shouting distance of this marker); Morristown National Historical Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); George Washington School (approx.
Marker on Morris Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
2. Marker on Morris Avenue
The mansion where Washington had his headquarters can be seen here across the street from the marker.
0.2 miles away); Campfield House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Powder Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington with the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
3. Washington with the Marker
The equestrian statue of George Washington is seen here behind the marker.
Morristown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
4. Morristown Marker
Ford’s Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
5. Ford’s Mansion
Gen. George Washington hade his headquarters in the home of Col. Jacob Ford during the bitter winter of 1779-80. The mansion is located across the street from the marker.
Inside Washington’s Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
6. Inside Washington’s Headquarters
Washington and his officers often met in this room in Ford's Mansion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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