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

British & Hessian Invasion

 
 
British & Hessian Invasion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
1. British & Hessian Invasion Marker
On November 19 & 20, 1776, the British army landed on the New Jersey shoreline at Closter's Landing. Led by Lord Cornwallis, they proceeded to march south in the direction of Fort Lee with the intention of trapping Washington's army there. They passed this point along the way.
Inscription. Route of the 1776 British & Hessian invasion.
 
Erected by Tenafly Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 40° 55.313′ N, 73° 58.135′ W. Marker is in Tenafly, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Tenafly Road north of Westervelt Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 267 Tenafly Road, Tenafly NJ 07670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roelof Westervelt House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tenafly Railroad Station (approx. mile away); Everett – Dunn House (approx. 0.6 miles away); English Neighborhood Union School (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Christie-Parsels House (approx. 0.7 miles away); African American Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brookside Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tenafly.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Invasion Marker on Tenafly Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
2. Invasion Marker on Tenafly Road
The photo looks south on Tenafly Road in the direction traveled by the British and Hessian armies.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2011, by Kevin Tremble of Tenafly, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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