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

The Zabriskie House

 
 
The Zabriskie House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
1. The Zabriskie House Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1752 and presented to
Maj. Gen. Von Steuben
by the State of New Jersey 1783
in recognition of
New Jersey’s share of the debt
which the nation owed the General.

 
Erected 1937 by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 54.815′ N, 74° 1.842′ W. Marker is in River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Old New Bridge Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: River Edge NJ 07661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Bridge (a few steps from this marker); New Bridge Landing (a few steps from this marker); Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Demarest House (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Zabriskie House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
2. The Zabriskie House Marker
Located at Historic New Bridge Landing, the Zabriskie House is also called the Steuben House. The marker is seen here on the house, to the left of the doorway.
The (Von) Steuben House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cattails = Clay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Edge.
 
Also see . . .  Steuben House History. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on January 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Zabriskie House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
3. The Zabriskie House
This house was confiscated from John J. Zabriskie during the Revolutionary, and later presented to Major-General Baron von Steuben, Inspector-General of the Continental Army by the State of New Jersey.
The Zabriskie House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
4. The Zabriskie House
During their retreat across New Jersey, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army used the bridge located here (at right) to cross the Hackensack River and marched past this house. They later burned the wooden bridge to slow the British pursuit.
Zabriskie House Datestone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 3, 2012
5. Zabriskie House Datestone
Main Parlor in the Zabriskie House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
6. Main Parlor in the Zabriskie House
Washington's Room in the Zabriskie House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
7. Washington's Room in the Zabriskie House
George Washington stayed in this room in 1780 when the Zabriskie House served as his headquarters. The black leather chair was used by Gen. Lafayette during his stay in Hackensack.
Washington's Birthday image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 23, 2014
8. Washington's Birthday
Gen. and Mrs. Washington celebrate the general's birthday in the Zabriskie/Steuben House.
Reenactors at the Zabriskie House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
9. Reenactors at the Zabriskie House
British regulars fire on Americans forces at the War of Outposts at Historic New Bridge Landing. The Zabriskie House can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on October 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on February 23, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on October 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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