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Mahwah in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ramapo Valley Road

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
1. Ramapo Valley Road Marker
Inscription.
First an Indian path, then an important road during the period of colonial settlement. Washington’s army used this road in July 1777, and at many other times during the revolution. This is one of America’s oldest roads. It was an important link between New England and the South.
Sponsored by
The Valley Association

 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 3.999′ N, 74° 12.324′ W. Marker is in Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Ramapo Valley Road (U.S. 202) 0.3 miles north of Bear Swamp Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 888 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah NJ 07430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cleveland Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Winter Farmhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dellbrook Estate, Baldwin Residence (approx. 1.1 miles away); A.B. Darling Mansion
Ramapo Valley Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
2. Ramapo Valley Road Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Laroe-Van Horn House (approx. 2.3 miles away); David Van Gelder House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hendrik Van Allen House (approx. 3 miles away); Hendrick Van Allen House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mahwah.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
3. Marker in Mahwah
This road was used by American and French armies of Washington and Rochambeau in 1780 through 1783 when the armies traveled to and from Yorktown, Virginia.
Ramapo Valley Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
4. Ramapo Valley Road
The Ramapo Valley Road is also locally known as the Continental Soldiers Memorial Highway. This sign is located further north on the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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