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May Landing in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel Richard Wescoat

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 1, 2013
1. Colonel Richard Wescoat Marker
Inscription. Living at the Forks in 1764, he became an ardent patriot and as a First Major, served in Colonel Richard Somersí 3rd Regiment, Gloucester County Militia in 1775. He served at Mt. Holly in a skirmish in Dec. 1776 and was wounded at Trenton Jan. 2, 1777. Wescoat and Elijah Clark constructed the Fort Fox Burrows at Chestnut Neck prior to the battle on Oct. 6, 1778. Moving to Mays Landing in June 1783, he operated a store and tavern close to the present County buildings and died here on Mar. 9, 1825, aged 91 years. He is buried in Presbyterian Cemetery.
 
Erected 1975 by Hamilton Township Bi-Centennial Committee.
 
Location. 39° 27.132′ N, 74° 43.65′ W. Marker is in May Landing, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Harding Highway on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mays Landing NJ 08330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Presbyterian Church Mays Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlantic County Court House (about 400
Colonel Richard Wescoat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 1, 2013
2. Colonel Richard Wescoat Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); American Hotel (about 700 feet away); George Wheatonís Shipyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethlehem Loading Co. (approx. 3.2 miles away); Welcome to Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor! (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Estellville Methodist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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