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Englishtown in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village Inn

 
 
Village Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
1. Village Inn Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1732. Here, after
the Battle of Monmouth,
Washington ordered the
arrest of Lee, who had
disobeyed battle orders.

 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 17.828′ N, 74° 21.512′ W. Marker is in Englishtown, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of N Main Street (County Route 527) and Water Street (County Route 522), on the left when traveling north on N Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Englishtown NJ 07726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Village Inn (here, next to this marker); Home of Moses Laird (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennent Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Patriot Members of the Society of the Cincinnati (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Tennant Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Continental Soldiers Grave (approx. 2 miles away); Perrine Hill Spring (approx. 2.4 miles away); Molly Hays McCauley (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Englishtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Monmouth. New Jersey during the Revolution.
Englishtown Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
2. Englishtown Markers
Two markers for the Village Inn can be seen in this photo.
(Submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Monmouth, 1778. A British perspective of the Battle of Monmouth on BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. A Short History of the Borough of Englishtown. Englishtown Historical Committee. (Submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Village Inn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
3. Village Inn
During the June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth, Gen. Washington ordered Gen. Charles Lee to attack the British troops. After an initial contact, Lee ordered a retreat. An infuriated Washington assumed command and rallied the troops to victory.
Village Inn out building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2008
4. Village Inn out building
After his court martial, Gen. Lee was found guilty, and was removed from the Army for a year. He never again commanded troops in the Continental Army.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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