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

Headquarters of General George Washington

 
 
Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
1. Headquarters Marker
Inscription. This brick Georgian mansion was built by Colonel Theunis Dey in 1742. It was used as headquarters by General George Washington from July 1 to July 29, 1780 and again from October 8 to November 27, 1780 because of its strategic position and accessibility to food and forage.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 54.901′ N, 74° 14.005′ W. Marker was in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker was on Totowa Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 199 Totowa Road, Wayne NJ 07470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Washington Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Theunis Dey (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne Township (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kipp – Nellis Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel Van Saun House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Van Saun House (approx. 1.3 miles away); American Encampment (approx. 1.4 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wayne.
 
More about this marker.
Marker on Totowa Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
2. Marker on Totowa Road
The Dey Mansion can be seen behind the marker.
Passaic County recently installed six new historic markers. One of these new markers was placed in front of the Dey Mansion (Washington's Preakness Headquarters), replacing this and two other markers there.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dey Mansion. The Revolutionary War in North Jersey. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Dey Mansion. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Dey Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
3. Dey Mansion
While staying in this house, Washington helped plot Gen. Anthony Wayne's failed attack on Bull's Ferry and the equally unsuccessful attack on Staten Island by Lafayette. He also abandoned his plans to make a major assault on British-held New York City.
British Troops Train at Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2014
4. British Troops Train at Washington's Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 31, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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