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Chatham in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chatham Historic District

 
 
Chatham Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2008
1. Chatham Historic District Marker
Chatam was a very pro-patriot settlement throughout the Revolutionary. Its strategic location between the British on Staten Island and the Continental Army in Morristown made it an important obstacle for any British attack on Washington's camp.
Inscription.
Scene of Washington’s Headquarters
and massing of Continental troops
prior to march on Yorktown August
27 – 29, 1781.
Morris County Heritage Commission
New Jersey Register of Historic Sites

 
Erected 1983 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 40° 44.36′ N, 74° 22.561′ W. Marker is in Chatham, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 124), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main Street, Chatham NJ 07928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Jersey Journal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Day's Bridge Summit (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Chatham Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bonnel Town - Chatham (approx. ¾ mile away); Chatham (approx. 1.1 miles away); Summit Opera House
Marker on Historic Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 6, 2008
2. Marker on Historic Main Street
Washington's Army gathered here in August of 1781, feigning the beginnings of an attack on New York, before marching to Yorktown.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Signal Beacon and the “Old Sow” (approx. 1.6 miles away); Summit Playhouse (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Borough of Chatham website. (Submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Historic Markers/Historic Preservation. Morris County Heritage Commission. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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