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Old Bridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Signal Hill

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
1. Signal Hill Marker
Inscription. In 1779, a system of 23 alarm posts was established throughout the State. These alerted local militia to assemble at predetermined locations. In Old Bridge, a hill west of Higgins Road was used as one of these signal posts. The exact nature of the signal system is unknown. It is believed this particular elevated site was used to send signals to the Patriots regarding enemy troops moving from Raritan Bay toward Cranberry (now known as Cranbury). In fact, generations of local families have referred to this site as Signal Hill. You will note that one can see Raritan Bay and Staten Island in an unobstructed view from this hill.

It is said that his system of signal posts was so efficient that when the British Fleet headed out of Raritan Bay, on its way to Philadelphia, the alarm had been received by Philadelphia before the Fleetís arrival.

This Historic Marker is a gift to the people of Old Bridge from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2009.
 
Location. 40° 24.323′ N, 74° 17.031′ W. Marker is in Old Bridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Old Bridge-Matawan Road (CR 516). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Bridge NJ 08857, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured

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By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
2. Signal Hill Marker
as the crow flies. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Hawkins House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Philip Morin Freneau (approx. 2.7 miles away); Poetís Grave (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sayreville 9-11 Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civil War ∑ Spanish War ∑ World War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Signal Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
3. Signal Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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