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River Vale in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baylor Massacre Millstone

 
 
Baylor Massacre Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
1. Baylor Massacre Millstone Marker
Inscription. “This millstone is the only visible marker of the Baylor Massacre in existence today. On September 28, 1778, a detail of Baylor’s Continental Dragoons camping at Haring’s Tannery in River Vale was betrayed into the hands of the British by a Tory and several were slain. The bodies of the dead soldiers were thrown into three vats at the tannery and this stone was placed over the vats to hide the bodies. Many years later, Garrett Holdrum’s father dragged the stone to his home with a pair of oxen. Later, Garrett Holdrum, who was President of the school board for some score of years, presented the stone to the Board of Education and, in 1953, it was moved to the school which bears his name.”
Presented by
the graduating class of 1956
of the River Vale Schools

 
Erected by River Vale Schools Class of 1956.
 
Location. 41° 0.763′ N, 74° 0.485′ W. Marker is in River Vale, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Red Oak Drive and Rivervale Road, on the right when traveling east on Red Oak Drive. Touch for map. Marker is on a walking trail in the Baylor Massacre Park. Marker is in this post office area: Westwood NJ 07675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Marker at Baylor Massacre Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
2. Marker at Baylor Massacre Burial Site
are within walking distance of this marker. Gravesite (here, next to this marker); A Night of “Savage Cruelty” (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Baylor Massacre” (within shouting distance of this marker); The British General (within shouting distance of this marker); The Third Continental Light Dragoons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Price of Freedom: A Patriot’s Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Propaganda: The Mighty Pen (within shouting distance of this marker); 200 Years Later (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Vale.
 
Also see . . .
1. OVERKILL: Revolutionary War Reminiscences of River Vale. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Millstone and Gravesite Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
3. Millstone and Gravesite Markers
Six American soldiers who were killed on September 28, 1778, during the Baylor Massacre, were buried at this location.
Baylor Massacre Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
4. Baylor Massacre Burial Site
This park is located in River Vale, NJ at the intersection of Rivervale Road and Red Oak Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,423 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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