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

Morristown National Historical Park

National Park Service

 

—U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Morristown National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
1. Morristown National Historical Park Marker
Inscription.
The situation of the army with respect to supplies is beyond description alarming.
General George Washington
To the Governors of Five States
Headquarters, Morristown, December 16, 1779


Welcome to Morristown National Historical Park. Please begin your exploration by taking the path to the right to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.

In the museum you will learn about Morristown, New Jersey’s crucial role during the American Revolution; you will begin your tour of the Ford Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters from December 1779 until June 1780; and you will discover the American Revolution’s legacy and the park’s ongoing efforts in historic preservation.

In addition to George Washington’s headquarters, Morristown National Historical Park includes Jockey Hollow and the New Jersey Brigade area, where 10,000 to 13,000 troops encamped from 1779 to 1780; and Fort Nonsense, the site of the fortification from the 1777 encampment. Information about visiting the park is available in the museum.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 47.817′ N, 74° 27.985′ W. Marker was in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker
Morristown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
2. Morristown Marker
This view of the marker looks towards the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
was on Washington Place 0.1 miles north of Morris Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in the parking lot on Washington Place, near the Ford Mansion. Marker was 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 location. Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Washington (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); George Washington School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Constitution Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photo of “Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 2007, Photograph by Morristown NHP volunteer Daniel E. Beards.

Morristown National Historical Park staff reports (July 20, 2010) this marker has been taken down and there are no immediate plans to replace it. —Ed.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Morristown National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
3. Morristown National Historical Park Marker
Washington's Headquarters can be seen on the right in the background of this photo.
 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Washington’s Headquarters Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
4. Washington’s Headquarters Museum
This museum is located just northwest of the marker.
Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
5. Museum Marker
Historical Museum
Morristown
National Historical Park
A.D. 1935
National Park Service
Department of the Interior
Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
6. Washington's Headquarters
George Washington made his headquarters in the Ford's Mansion, located just west of the marker.
Wick Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
7. Wick Farmhouse
The farmhouse of Henry Wick was the headquarters of Gen. Arthur St. Clair during the 1779-80 winter encampment. It is located near the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.
Soldier Huts image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
8. Soldier Huts
Morristown National Historical Park includes these replica soldier huts at the Pennsylvania Brigade Encampment Site.
Fort Nonsense image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2009
9. Fort Nonsense
These earthworks built by the Continental Army during the 1777 winter encampment is also part of Morristown National Historical Park. The name might have resulted from the fact that its construction was only to keep the soldiers occupied.
Marker has been removed image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
10. Marker has been removed
The Morristown National Historical Park Marker was no longer there on a visit on 7/17/2010.
 
 
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 1,043 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2010. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   10. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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