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Rockaway in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stephen Jackson House

 
 
Stephen Jackson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
1. Stephen Jackson House Marker
Inscription.
Captain Stephen Jackson – member
of George Washington’s body-
guard. The General stopped here
for refreshments 1780.

 
Erected 1976 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.968′ N, 74° 30.622′ W. Marker is in Rockaway, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Franklin Ave., on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 East Main Street, Rockaway NJ 07866, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockaway Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockaway Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockaway World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kitchel Homestead (approx. 1.8 miles away); Job Allen Iron Works (approx. 1.9 miles away); Victory Gardens Borough (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Diamond Spring (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ayres-Knuth Farm (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockaway.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Rockaway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
2. Marker in Rockaway
Gen. George Washington's Life Guard performed the function of today's Secret Service. Stephen Jackson was a member of the Life Guard and lived in this house. He entertained Washington here during the Revolutionary War.
Marker on East Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
3. Marker on East Main Street
Stephen Jackson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 12, 2011
4. Stephen Jackson House
Today this house is part of the Sacred Heart School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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