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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Frenchtown in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Convention Army

 
 
The Convention Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 18, 2011
1. The Convention Army Marker
Inscription. In 1778 the Continental Congress moved 4,916 British and German troops captured at Saratoga, south from Boston along today's Route 513, crossing the Delaware at Sherrard's Ferry (Frenchtown). Many escaped along the way but 3,600 reached Virginia, to be held there until the war ended.
 
Erected 2011 by Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 33.259′ N, 75° 2.583′ W. Marker is near Frenchtown, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Frenchtown - Everittstown Road (County Route 513) 1.3 miles west of Palmyra Corner Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frenchtown NJ 08825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Everittstown (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Everittstown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frenchtown World War 1 Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Pleasant General Store (approx. 1.8 miles away); Frenchtown Veterans Monument
The Convention Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 18, 2011
2. The Convention Army Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Frenchtown Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2 miles away); Alexandria Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Stone Church (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frenchtown.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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