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

New Bridge Inn

1739 – 1964

 
 
New Bridge Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
1. New Bridge Inn Marker
Inscription. Built in 1739-40 by Peter P. Demarest. In 1766 he received a license from the local court to “keep a Tavern or Public House” here. The old inn witnessed many stirring events during the American Revolution.

In November 1776, Washington led his retreating Continental army past its door enroute from Fort Lee to the Delaware River. On May 30, 1964, the old tavern was destroyed by fire, ending 198 years of service.

Sponsored by the New Milford Woman’s Club
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 54.859′ N, 74° 1.706′ W. Marker is in New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Old New Bridge Road and Roosevelt Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Old New Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in the parking lot of the Sanzari's New Bridge Inn Restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Old New Bridge Road, New Milford NJ 07646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brett Park / New Bridge Area ( about 400
New Bridge Inn Marker on Old New Bridge Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
2. New Bridge Inn Marker on Old New Bridge Road
feet away, measured in a direct line); New Bridge ( about 400 feet away); Cattails = Clay ( about 400 feet away); a different marker also named New Bridge ( about 600 feet away); New Bridge Landing ( about 600 feet away); a different marker also named New Bridge ( about 600 feet away); The Zabriskie House ( about 700 feet away); Historic New Bridge Landing ( about 700 feet away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Present Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
3. Present Restaurant
This restaurant is located where the New Bridge Inn stood for almost 200 years.
New Bridge Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
4. New Bridge Landing
The marker is a short distance from New Bridge Landing, where Gen. George Washington and the Continental army crossed the Hackensack River on their retreat across New Jersey in 1776. This photo shows where the army crossed the river.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,857 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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