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

Philip Morin Freneau

1752 – 1832

 
 
Philip Morin Freneau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 16, 2014
1. Philip Morin Freneau Marker
During the Revolutionary War, Philip Morin Freneau was a privateer captain who was captured, imprisoned and abused by the British. He was also a poet who used his writings to advance the American cause.
Inscription.
“Poet of the Revolution”
          Eloquently fired the spirit of the people with poems and ballads promoting the cause of liberty. Friend of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, published the Jersey Chronicle, first newspaper in Monmouth County.
 
Location. 40° 23.474′ N, 74° 14.112′ W. Marker is in Matawan, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Poet Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Poet Drive, Matawan NJ 07747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poet’s Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hawkins House (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Signal Hill (approx. 2.7 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 3.6 miles away); Civil War · Spanish War · World War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old St. Gabriel’s Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Old Brick Reformed Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matawan.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Philip Morin Freneau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 16, 2014
2. Philip Morin Freneau Marker
Philip Morin Freneau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 16, 2014
3. Philip Morin Freneau Marker
Philip Morin Freneau Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 16, 2014
4. Philip Morin Freneau Monument
This monument, located up the stairs near the marker, marks the grave of Philip Morin Freneau.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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