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Weehawken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Highwood

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2013
1. Highwood Marker

Inscription.
In 1832, James Gore King (1791-1853), a New York banking magnate and son of statesman Rufus King, moved his family here to Weehawken, overlooking the Hudson. King was an early president of the Erie Railroad and served in the US Congress from 1849-1851. His house and expansive estate called Highwood became a gathering place for the wealthy and influential, including Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Daniel Webster, and the poet Fitz-Greene Halleck. The spectacular grounds, extending down into Hoboken, were enhanced with gardens, fruit orchards, rustic bridges, brooks and paths winding through King’s Woods.

 
Erected 2009 by Weehawken Township.
 
Location. 40° 46.151′ N, 74° 1.069′ W. Marker is in Weehawken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Hamilton Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weehawken NJ 07086, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hamilton-Burr Duel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Death Rock of Alexander Hamilton (about 300 feet away); Weehawken Dueling Grounds (about 300 feet away); Weehawken Korea and Vietnam Memorial
Highwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2013
2. Highwood Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Eldorado Amusement Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Weehawken: Gateway to New York (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pietro di Donato (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grumman F-14 Tomcat (approx. one mile away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weehawken.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Marker in Weehawken image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2013
3. Marker in Weehawken
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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