Derrick Van Veghten House
Derrick’s house served as headquarters for Quartermaster Nathanael Greene during the 1778 -1779 Middlebrook Encampment, and units of the Continental Army were encamped on his land. While in residence, General Greene wrote a letter to a friend describing "a pretty little frisk" held in the house, and during the course of the evening, General Washington danced with Mrs. Greene for "upwards of three hours without seting [sic] down".
Location. 40° 33.444′ N, 74° 35.292′ W. Marker is in Bridgewater, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Van Veghten Drive 0.3 miles west of Finderne Avenue (County Route 633), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The sign is located on the Van Veghten House driveway directly in front of the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Van Veghten Drive, Bridgewater NJ 08807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Route from Princeton (approx.
Also see . . . The Somerset County Historical Society. (Submitted on October 20, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2012, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2012, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.