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

Washington Elm

 
 
Washington Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Washington Elm Marker
Inscription. (Original Marker):
Washington
first took command of the
American Army under the
grandparent of this elm
at Cambridge, Mass.
July 3, 1775.

Raised and presented by Maryland D.A.R. Marked by New Jersey D.A.R.
This tree is planted as part of the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington 1732 – 1932

(Replacement Marker):
Dogwood planted in 1982 to replace the 1932 Washington Elm which commemorated the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s Birth.
- Old Barracks Association
 
Erected 1932 by New Jersey D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 13.167′ N, 74° 46.125′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Old Barracks Museum in the front to the left of the parade ground. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spirit of Justice ( a few steps from this marker); Zebulon Pike ( a few steps from this marker); Old Barracks
The Washington Elm is now the Washington Dogwood. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. The Washington Elm is now the Washington Dogwood.
( a few steps from this marker); Isaac Harrow’s Plating and Blade Mill ( within shouting distance of this marker); Old Masonic Lodge Building ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Barracks ( within shouting distance of this marker); Beulah A. Oliphant ( within shouting distance of this marker); Petty's Run ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the elm tree in Cambridge, Mass., mentioned on the marker, where Gen. Washington first took command of the Continental Army.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Reenactors at the Washington Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 28, 2013
3. Revolutionary War Reenactors at the Washington Elm Marker
Marker at the Old Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2014
4. Marker at the Old Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on December 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on December 27, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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