Mount Holly in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Iron Works Hill
December 23, 1776
Colonel Samuel Griffin’s troops were entrenched at this site. They decoyed Colonel (Count) Kurt von Donop’s Hessian soldiers away from Bordentown thus reducing the enemy forces defending Trenton and assuring victory by General George Washington’s troops after the historic crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Night, 1776.
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution - Colonel Thomas Reynolds Chapter.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 39° 59.317′ N, 74° 47.07′ W. Marker is in Mount Holly, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Pine Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near St. Andrew’s Graveyard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Holly NJ 08060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Ironworks Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire Company (approx. ¼ mile away); History Millstone Park John Woolman’s Tailor Shop & 2nd Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Calvert’s Hardware Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grist Mill Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shinn-Curtis Log House (approx. half a mile away); Girard House (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Holly.
Also see . . . Battle of Iron Works Hill commemoration. This annual event takes place on the 2nd Saturday of December in downtown Mount Holly. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Ian Johns of Mount Holly, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on December 13, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.