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

Washington Rock

 
 
Washington Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
1. Washington Rock Marker
Inscription.
From this rock
General George Washington
watched the movements of
the British forces
during the anxious months
of May and June 1777.

Erected by the Continental Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
- and the people of -
Plainfield and North Plainfield
1912
“Lest We Forget”

 
Erected 1912 by Continental Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 36.765′ N, 74° 28.342′ W. Marker is in Green Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Washington Avenue near Rock Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Washington Rock State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Dunellen NJ 08812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Washington Rock (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Washington Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Blue Hills Fort and Camp (approx. 1.6 miles
Marker in Washington Rock State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Marker in Washington Rock State Park
away); World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Drake House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Drake House Flag Pole (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mt. Bethel Meeting House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Samptown Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Brook.
 
Also see . . .  The Middlebrook Winter Encampment of Washington's Army. (Submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at base of flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Marker at base of flagpole
Washington used this observation point during the Continental Army's Middlebrook encampment.
View from Washington Rock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
4. View from Washington Rock
Gen. Washington was able to monitor the movements of the British Army from this point in the spring of 1777.
Washington's View image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
5. Washington's View
This is the view that Gen. Washington had when he observed the British in New Brunswick. In 1777, there were much less trees than there are today.
Washington Rock Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
6. Washington Rock Flagpole Marker
The marker is located at the base of the flagpole at the viewpoint.
 
 
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 1,146 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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