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

Washington Headquarters

 

—Preakness —

 
Washington Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
1. Washington Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
July 1-29, and October 9 – November 27, 1780, Washington had headquarters here at the house of Colonel Theunis Dey. The main army encamped along Totowa Heights.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 54.93′ N, 74° 13.933′ W. Marker is in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Entrance Road to Passaic County Golf Course, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to Passaic County Golf Course, just off Totowa Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Totowa Road, Wayne NJ 07470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Theunis Dey (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne Township (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kipp – Nellis Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel Van Saun House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Van Saun House (approx. 1.2 miles away); American Encampment (approx. 1.4 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wayne.
 
More about this marker.
Marker at Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
2. Marker at Dey Mansion
Gen. George Washington stayed here while his troops were maneuvering in Bergen County and throughout the Hackensack Valley.
Passaic County recently installed six new historic markers. One of these new markers was placed in front of the Dey Mansion (Washington's Preakness Headquarters - a duplicate of this one as it originally looked in 1932. This marker is slated for repair and reinstallation in 2011.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dey Mansion. The Revolutionary War in North Jersey. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Dey Mansion. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Preakness Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
3. Preakness Marker
Some of the out buildings of the Dey Mansion are visible in this photo.
Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
4. Dey Mansion
Washington used the house of Theunis Dey, a colonel in the Bergen County militia, as his headquarters while his troops were camped in the Preakness Valley.
American and British Troops at the Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2014
5. American and British Troops at the Dey Mansion
Back of Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
6. Back of Dey Mansion
These gardens are located behind the Dey Mansion. Washington's Life Guard camped in this area during his stay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2011, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on May 31, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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