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George Washington

 
 
Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
1. Washington Marker
Inscription.
[ Side One: ]
A tribute of honor to
George Washington
and his army,
and a memorial to the
spirit that founded
and preserved the
Republic.

[ Side Two: ]
Washington
Unique in character
Blameless in private
life and public office
Champion of Liberty
Friend of man
Alone in greatness
Honored by the world

[ Side Three: ]
Erected May 20, 1901
by the pupils of the
Passaic Public
Schools
with the generous
assistance of their
friends.

[ Side Four: ]
On the day of the erection
of this memorial
a bronze tablet was
set in the wall on lower
Main Avenue to mark
the site of Washington’s
Headquarters while he
was in Passaic.

 
Erected 1901 by Passaic Public School Pupils.
 
Location. 40° 51.293′ N, 74° 7.3′ W. Marker is in Passaic, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker can be reached from River Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 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. Washington Tree (here, next to this marker);
Washington Marker (Side One) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
2. Washington Marker (Side One)
Daughters of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Land Upon Which We Pray (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Grave Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Garritse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blanchard House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Alexander – Lord Stirling (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Passaic.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington Marker (Side Two) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
3. Washington Marker (Side Two)
Washington Marker (Side Three) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
4. Washington Marker (Side Three)
Washington Marker (Side Four) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
5. Washington Marker (Side Four)
Marker in Passaic image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
6. Marker in Passaic
Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
7. Washington Marker
The marker, located on the grounds of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, can be seen here beyond the sign.
Washington’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2010
8. Washington’s Headquarters Marker
As mentioned on the marker, this tablet marks the site of Washington’s Passaic Headquarters. It is located just east of 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 610 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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