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

Lord Stirling Estate

 
 
Lord Stirling Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. Lord Stirling Estate Marker
Inscription.
This parkland includes part
of Stirling’s 1762 estate.
Stirling (1726-83), a friend
of George Washington, was a
Revolutionary War
Major General.

 
Location. 40° 41.612′ N, 74° 32.389′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of S Maple Avenue and Lord Stirling Road, on the left when traveling south on S Maple Avenue. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Somerset Hills Airport (a few steps from this marker); Bernards Township War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bernards Township Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Lord Stirling Manor (approx. half a mile away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Basking Ridge (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Bernards Township War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  Stories of New Jersey. An American Lord. (Submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Lord Stirling Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker on Lord Stirling Road
Lord Stirling served in the American Revolution from the start of the war until his death in 1783. He fought in at least five major engagements, and was captured during the Battle of Brooklyn. His greatest battle was at the nearby Battle of Short Hills, where he held off troops under Gen. Cornwallis that outnumbered his by 2 to 1, allowing Washington and the main army to safely reach the Middlebrook camp.
Grounds of the Lord Stirling Estate image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Grounds of the Lord Stirling Estate
This Somerset County Park is located on the site of the former estate of Maj. Gen. William Alexander Lord Stirling. He lived lavishly here until his death on January 15, 1783.
 
 
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 1,238 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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