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

The French are Coming

 
 
The French are Coming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
1. The French are Coming Marker
Inscription.
General George Washington
and
Colonel Alexander Hamilton
are advised at Morristown by
the Marquis de Lafayette
that the French are coming to
support the American cause.

May 10, 1780

 
Location. 40° 47.834′ N, 74° 28.844′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on South Park Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Morristown Green. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morris County Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Presbyterian Church on the Green (within shouting distance of this marker); This Morristown Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Survey by Major Erskine of Morristown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Baptist Church on the Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House and Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexander Carmichael House (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnold’s Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington, Hamilton and Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
2. Washington, Hamilton and Lafayette
Lafayette brought Washington the good news from France during the Continental army's 1779-80 winter encampment in Morristown.
Statues on the Morristown Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2008
3. Statues on the Morristown Green
These are among the many markers and monuments located on the Morristown Green.
Alexander Hamilton and wife Elizabeth Schuyler at the Statues image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 14, 2013
4. Alexander Hamilton and wife Elizabeth Schuyler at the Statues
Reenactors from the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the DAR visit the Hamilton statue during Celebrate Hamilton 2013 ceremony.
The Frigate Hermione image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2015
5. The Frigate Hermione
The Marquis de Lafayette sailed on the Frigate Hermione on his return from France with news of his country's support for the American cause. This is a replica of that ship that was constructed in France in 2015. It recreated Lafayette's trip across the Atlantic and visited several cities on the east coast. It is seen here sailing up the Delaware River towards Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on July 14, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on June 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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