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Scotch Plains in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frazee Homestead

 
 
Frazee Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
1. Frazee Homestead Marker
Inscription. Circa 1750
“Frazee Homestead”
British General Cornwallis stopped to ask for bread during the battle of Short Hills, June 26, 1777, and was marked by Betty Frazee’s famous statement “I give you this in fear, not in love.”
 
Location. 40° 36.993′ N, 74° 21.991′ W. Marker is in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Raritan Road near Terrill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1451 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains NJ 07076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of The Short Hills (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); “Littell Half Way House” ( approx. 0.7 miles away); “Dolbier House” ( approx. one mile away); “Terry Well” ( approx. one mile away); Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Westfield ( approx. 2.5 miles away); Plainfield Garden Club ( approx. 2.5 miles away); Quaker Meeting House ( approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotch Plains.
 
Also see . . .  The Frazee House Restoration Project. Includes a brief history of the house.
Frazee Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Frazee Homestead Marker
(Submitted on May 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Raritan Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Marker on Raritan Road
During the Battle of Short Hills, it is believed that Lord Cornwallis was drawn to the Frazee House by the smell of baking bread. After being rebuffed by Betty Frazee, Cornwallis is said to have left without the bread.
Marker at Frazee House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
4. Marker at Frazee House
This house and marker is located a short distance from the site of the Battle of Short Hills (or Ash Swamp).
Frazee Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
5. Frazee Homestead
The Frazee Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
6. The Frazee Homestead
The Frazee House is a private residence. At the time of this photo, the house was no longer occupied.
Battle of Short Hills Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
7. Battle of Short Hills Monument
The Battle of Short Hills Monument is located near the entrance to the Ash Brook Golf Course, not far from the Frazee Homestead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,298 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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