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

Huyler’s Landing Road

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
1. Huyler’s Landing Road Marker
Inscription. In colonial times a crude road led from here to a landing at the Hudson River. According to the reports and maps of Generals Erskine and Wayne this road was used by Cornwallis in attacking Fort Lee on November 20, 1776. On May 10, 1779 it was used by Tories in a devastating raid on homes in this valley. Around 1840 George Huyler improved the road. It became a major route for farm produce going to New York by way of Huyler’s Landing until the coming of the railroad in 1859.
Sponsored by the Cresskill Lions Club.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.291′ N, 73° 57.434′ W. Marker is in Cresskill, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road (County Route 501) and Madison Ave, on the right when traveling north on County Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cresskill NJ 07626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cap’t John Huyler’s Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite
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By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
2. Huyler’s Landing Road Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Christie-Parsels House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Merritt Memorial (approx. one mile away); Camp Merritt (approx. one mile away); Everett – Dunn House (approx. one mile away); The Tenafly Railroad Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); British & Hessian Invasion (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cresskill.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Huyler’s Landing Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
3. Huyler’s Landing Road Marker
The road on the left led to the Hudson River in colonial times. It was heavily used to transport food and other goods to New York.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,130 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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