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Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Basking Ridge

 
 
Basking Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2016
1. Basking Ridge Marker
Inscription. First settled by James Pitney and others about 1720. General Charles Lee was captured at the Tavern by the British, December 13, 1776.
 
Location. 40° 42.368′ N, 74° 32.949′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on N Finley Avenue (County Route 613), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernards Township War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brick Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Basking Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southard Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Bernards Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Basking Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Basking Ridge Marker
Marker on N Finley Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Marker on N Finley Avenue
Many Revolutionary War soldiers marched past this location on their way to their encampment in Morristown. The Widow White’s Tavern, where Gen. Charles Lee was captured by the British, was located a few blocks south of the marker.
The Great White Oak image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. The Great White Oak
This white oak tree, located within sight of the marker, was here when Basking Ridge was first settled. It is estimated to be over 600 years old. Many of the village founders, as well as the Widow White, are buried near this tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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