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

Great Notch

 
 
Great Notch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 3, 2008
1. Great Notch Marker
Inscription. Used by Washington as a lookout while quartered at the Dey House, October, 1780. Major Parr’s Rifle Corps. camped in the ravine.
 
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 52.635′ N, 74° 12.014′ W. Marker is in Great Notch, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Rifle Camp Road and Old Rifle Camp Road, on the right when traveling north on Rifle Camp Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NJ 07424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woods Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington’s Lookout (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Washington’s Lookout (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); Little Falls Veterans Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Morris Canal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); American Encampment (approx. 2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Passaic County recently installed six new historic markers, including one nearby in Rifle Camp Park.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Rifle Camp Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 3, 2008
2. Marker on Rifle Camp Road
Rifle Unit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 3, 2008
3. Rifle Unit Marker
The hill where the lookout was placed was also the location of a fire beacon and signal cannon. These beacons, which stretched throughout the Watchung Mountains into the New Jersey Highlands, were part of Lord Stirling's beacon-alarm system.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2011, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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