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Atlantic Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Campsite

 
 
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By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
1. British Campsite Marker
Inscription. For a week following the Battle of Monmouth, the main British Army under Gen. Sir Henry Clinton spread its encampment both sides of this road while awaiting transport from Sandy Hook. They embarked for New York July 5, 1778.
 
Erected 1976 by Middletown Township Lions Club.
 
Location. 40° 23.976′ N, 74° 0.996′ W. Marker is in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Navesink Avenue (County Route 8B) near Woodhaven Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named British Campsite (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hartshorne Legacy (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown Township Locust Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Navesink (approx. 0.7 miles away); Friends of Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Highest Point on the Atlantic Seaboard (approx. 0.8 miles away); Raritan Bay & New York Harbor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Longshore Sediment Movement (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Highlands.
 
More about this marker. This historical
British Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
2. British Campsite Marker
marker is one of two markers whose inscriptions are identical. They are both placed on what was known as King’s Highway. Presently located on Navesink and Monmouth Avenues, in Atlantic Highlands, and Middletown NJ, respectively.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other British Campsite markers in the Chapel Hill and Navesink neighborhoods.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Monmouth 1778. The British point of view. (Submitted on February 28, 2008.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Location
This marker is one of seveal replicas all located in the Township of Middletown in the Chapel Hill and Navesink neighborhoods. Part of this area of Middletown Township is served by the Atlantic Highlands post office.
Editor's Note: To view other markers related to British Campsites near this marker, please see the Related Markers section above.
    — Submitted December 5, 2009, by Randall Gabrielan of Middletown, New Jersey.

 
Additional keywords. British Retreat Route, Kings Highway, Navesink Road, Wood Haven Lane, Atlantic Highlands, Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown,
British Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Anderson, February 28, 2008
3. British Campsite Marker
NJ.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,559 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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