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Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Headquarters

 
 
Washington's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
1. Washington's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Washington made his winter headquarters at the Arnold Tavern, January 6, 1777, now a part of All Souls Hospital. December, 1779, he established quarters at the Ford Mansion, now maintained as a museum.
 
Erected by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 47.747′ N, 74° 28.02′ W. Marker was in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker was at the intersection of Washington Place and Morris Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Washington Place. Touch for map. Marker is on Morris Ave, just south of Ford's Mansion, near the equestrian statue of George Washington. Marker was at or near this postal address: 30 Washington Place, Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (within shouting distance of this marker); Morristown National Historical Park
Marker with Ford's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
2. Marker with Ford's Mansion
Ford's Mansion, where Washington spent the winter of 1779-80, can be seen across the road from the marker.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); George Washington School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Campfield House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Powder Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Ford's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
3. Ford's Mansion
Gen. George Washington spent the winter of 1779-80 in Morristown, NJ, and made his headquarters in the home of Mrs. Jacob Ford, Jr.
War Room in Ford's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
4. War Room in Ford's Mansion
During the winter of 1779-80, General Washington ran the American Revolution from this room, where he met with his officers, including Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de LaFayette.
George Washington slept here! image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
5. George Washington slept here!
During his stay at Ford's Mansion, Washington was joined by his wife Martha. They slept in this room.
Washington equestrian statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
6. Washington equestrian statue
This equestrian statue of Washington is located across the street from Ford's Mansion, and just east of the Washington's Headquarters Marker.
Closeup of Washington statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
7. Closeup of Washington statue
Base of the Washington equestrian statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
8. Base of the Washington equestrian statue
Washington Headquarters at Morristown January - May 1777 December 1779 - June 1780
Missing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2010
9. Missing Marker
The Washington’s Headquarters marker is no longer at this location. A new marker with the same text has been erected just east of here, in front of the Washington statue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,680 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. Photos:   1. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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