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Leonia in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Washington Memorial Monument

 
 
George Washington Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2013
1. George Washington Memorial Monument Marker
Inscription.
On November 20th 1776,
General George Washington
and part of the Continental Army on their march from Fort Lee to Trenton passed this way.

Erected July 4th, 1915

 
Erected 1916 by Leonia Menís Neighborhood Club.
 
Location. 40° 51.802′ N, 73° 59.439′ W. Marker is in Leonia, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Lee Road and Leonia Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Fort Lee Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Presbyterian Church of Leonia. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Fort Lee Road, Leonia NJ 07605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental Army Encampment (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Days Tavern (about 600 feet away); Cole – Allaire – Boyd House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch Reformed Church (approx. ľ mile away); Leonia Patent (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Armory and Drill Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); March to Trenton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Leonia Tract (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonia.
 
Regarding George Washington Memorial Monument.
George Washington Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2013
2. George Washington Memorial Monument Marker
The Artist, Mahorni Young, is a prominent sculptor and his last studio is a National Historic site in CT, Weir Farm NHS
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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By Bill Coughlin, May 30, 2008
3. Washington's Retreat Monument
The monument contains a relief panel of Gen. Washington and the Continental Army during their retreat across New Jersey. The relief was the work of Leonia resident Mahonri M. Young.
Leonia Retreat Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 30, 2008
4. Leonia Retreat Monument
This monument was originally located at the Moore homestead, one of Leonia's oldest houses. History has the Continental Army stopping at the Moore Homestead to rest and eat during their retreat across New Jersey. The British later visited there as well, and left with the Moore's livestock and slaves.
Marker at Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 30, 2008
5. Marker at Presbyterian Church
The monument was relocated from the Moore Homestead to the Presbyterian Church on Fort Lee Road.
Presbyterian Church in Leonia image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 30, 2008
6. Presbyterian Church in Leonia
The marker is near the Fort Lee Road entrance to the Presbyterian Church.
Retreat Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
7. Retreat Route Marker
Fort Lee Road contains several markers indicating the route taken by Washington's Army during their retreat across New Jersey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,173 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on March 27, 2016, by Kevin Tremble of Tenafly,, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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