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

Acquackanonk Bridge

 
 
Acquackanonk Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
1. Acquackanonk Bridge Marker
Inscription. American troops, encamped between the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, were ordered by Washington, Nov. 21, 1776, to cross the Passaic here. After burning the bridge, they marched across Jersey. The Blanchard House often was used as a headquarters.
 
Erected by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Location. 40° 51.25′ N, 74° 7.268′ W. Marker is in Passaic, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Gregory Avenue and River Drive, on the right when traveling east on Gregory Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Passaic NJ 07055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Alexander – Lord Stirling (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Tree (about 300 feet away); Daughters of the American Revolution (about 400 feet away); The Blanchard House (about 400 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 500 feet away); The Land Upon Which We Pray (about 500 feet away); Post Grave Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Passaic.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Passaic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
2. Passaic Marker
Marker on Gregory Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
3. Marker on Gregory Avenue
Acquackanonk Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
4. Acquackanonk Bridge
Washington's troops crossed the Passaic River at this site on November 21, 1776 during their retreat across New Jersey. They burned the bridge after them to slow pursuit from the British. This photo was taken from near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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