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

Connecticut Farms

 
 
British Invasion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. British Invasion Marker
This is one of a series of markers in Union, NJ telling the story of the British Invasion of 1780.
Inscription.
On June 7, 1780 about 5000
British and Hessian
troops invaded
Connecticut Farms (now
Union Township). They
stopped at Governor
Livingston’s home
located at this site.

 
Location. 40° 40.662′ N, 74° 13.764′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Morris Avenue (County Route 82), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on Morris Avenue across from Kean University. Marker is in this post office area: Union NJ 07083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse Chestnut Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (about 300 feet away); The Serpentine Path (about 400 feet away); Carriage House (about 500 feet away); Steam Tractor (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms was burned to the ground on June 7, 1780 by the
Marker at Liberty Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Marker at Liberty Hall
This marker is at the site Liberty Hall, The home of NJ Gov. William Livingston.
British and Hessian army.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Liberty Hall Museum. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Liberty Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Liberty Hall
British officers stopped at Gov. Livingston's home on their way to Connecticut Farms. His daughter Sally hid papers containing the strength of the New Jersey militia from them.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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