The rock offered Washington an unobstructed view of British bases in Perth Amboy and New Brunswick, as well as fleet movements in the lower New York Harbor. Washington’s objective was to prevent Howe from moving south through New Jersey to attack Philadelphia, while being in position to flank the British if they moved into the Hudson. Control of the mountains, which served as a natural fort, gave Washington’s army the advantage of setting the terms of potential engagements.
Erected 2012 by Somerset County / Green Brook Township Historical Society.
Location. 40° 36.794′ N, 74° 28.37′ W. Marker is in Green Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Rock Road East just from Washington Avenue (County Route 529), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located on the walkway to the monument approximetly 25 feet from Rock Road East. Marker is at or near this postal address: Washington Rock Park, Dunellen NJ 08812, United States of America.
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More about this marker. Washington Rock Park is owned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and maintained by the Somerset County Park Commission.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2012, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2012, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.