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Bound Brook in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thirteen Star Flag

 
 
Thirteen Star Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
1. Thirteen Star Flag Marker
Inscription. By special Act of Congress, the Betsy Ross flag is flown here 24 hours each day. This is to commemorate Washington’s Army having encamped in this area June 14, 1777, the day Congress adopted the Flag Resolution. The period of encampment extended from June 14 to July 2, permitting sufficient time for an official flag to have been brought from Philadelphia to be flown at Middlebrook.
 
Erected by Washington Camp Ground Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 34.762′ N, 74° 32.296′ W. Marker was in Bound Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker was on Middlebrook Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1761 Middlebrook Rd, Bound Brook NJ 08805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Middlebrook (a few steps from this marker); Washington Camp Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); The Council Oak (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook
Marker on Middlebrook Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Marker on Middlebrook Road
This location is on the National Register of Historic Places.
(approx. one mile away); War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bound Brook Library World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Frelinghuysen Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Van Horn Plaza (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bound Brook.
 
Also see . . .
1. The First United States Flag. The Flag of the United States of America. (Submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Middlebrook Winter Encampment of Washington's Army. (Submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Missing Marker- Thirteen Star Flag
Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted August 16, 2014, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
First Flying of the 13 Star Flag image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. First Flying of the 13 Star Flag
The first official flag of the United States of America was raised by the Continental Army at this location. A 13 star flag continuously flies over this site.
Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
April 13, 2008
4. Flagpole Marker
The Washington Camp Ground Association gratefully acknowledges the generous and patriotic spirit of the Calco Co. in presenting and erecting this flag mast on the Historic Heights of Middlebrook.
Flag Day 1942.
H.V.S. Negus, Pres.         T.S. VanSyckel, Secy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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