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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, June 22, 2008
1. Basking Ridge Marker
Inscription.
A log Hospital for
Continental Army soldiers
was located on the
slope of this ravine.
A frame Presbyterian Church
stood at the top
of the hill near the famous
oak and burial ground.

 
Location. 40° 42.501′ N, 74° 32.854′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on N Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 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. Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bernards Township War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Basking Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Brick Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southard Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bernards Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  A Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village. (Submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on N Maple Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker on N Maple Avenue
The Continental Army marched past this position several times during the Revolutionary War on their way to and from Morristown.
The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge
This church, located just up the road from the marker, was a popular rest stop for Gen. Washington and his officers during the Revolutionary War.
Basking Ridge's Famous Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. Basking Ridge's Famous Oak Tree
This white oak, located in the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church, is estimated to be over 600 years old. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette once enjoyed a picnic in the shade of this tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,181 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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