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

The Blanchard House

 
 
The Blanchard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2008
1. The Blanchard House Marker
Inscription. Washington’s Headquarters Nov. 21, 1776 was situated about one hundred feet west of this tablet. The entrance to the old Revolutionary Bridge was nearly opposite this spot.

Reset by the Acquackanock Landing Chapter D.A.R. 1930
 
Erected 1930 by Acquackanock Landing Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.324′ N, 74° 7.26′ W. Marker is in Passaic, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on River Dr, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Passaic NJ 07055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John J. Pershing (a few steps from this marker); Henry Garritse (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Grave Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Land Upon Which We Pray (within shouting distance of this marker); Nassau Hall Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Tree
Marker for Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2008
2. Marker for Washington's Headquarters
George Washington headquartered here on November 21, 1776, during the Continental Army's retreat across New Jersey.
(within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Passaic.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Site of the old Revolutionary Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2008
3. Site of the old Revolutionary Bridge
Washington's troops crossed the Passaic River at this site on November 21, 1776 during their retreat across New Jersey. They burned the bridge after them to slow pursuit from the British.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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