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George Washington Slept Here Historical MarkersHe slept in a lot of places.
By Michael Herrick, June 2, 2010
Ridgebury – George Washington Slept Here Marker in front of the Ridgebury Congregational Church
GEOGRAPHIC SORT WITH USA FIRST
| Ridgebury, "The New Patent," was one of the last land purchases made by the Proprietors. Tradition says that the First Congregational Church in Ridgebury had its beginnings in the "New Patent Meeting House" as early as 1738. In 1768 the . . . — — Map (db m32052) HM|
|Gathered Built 1760 1851 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior < Second Plaque: > Connecticut Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary . . . — — Map (db m23423) HM|
was entertained by
Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth in his home on this site on June 30, 1775 when on his way to Cambridge to assume command of the Army.
On September 21, 22, 23, 1780 with Lafayette, General Knox and Governor . . . — — Map (db m151930) HM|
| The game is yet in our own hands; to play it well is all we have to do – nothing but harmony, honesty, industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy people.
George Washington — — Map (db m59851) HM|
|Traveling from Savannah to Augusta on his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington stopped in Waynesboro on May 17. Departing from Savannah two days earlier, Washington lodged at "one Spencers " in Effingham County, fifteen miles north of . . . — — Map (db m7800) HM|
|On July 31, 1783, an Act was passed by the General Assembly meeting in Augusta to lay out a town, Waynesborough, on reserved or private land. Commissioners named (Thomas Lewis, Sr., Thomas Lewis, Jr., John Duhart, Edward Telfair, John Jones) were . . . — — Map (db m7868) HM|
| Near here stood Mulberry Grove, plantation home of General Nathanael Greene and Catherine Littlefield Greene. President George Washington twice visited the widowed Mrs. Greene at Mulberry Grove during the Southern tour of 1791. Traveling downriver . . . — — Map (db m18640) HM|
|During his visit to Savannah May 12-15 1791 was a guest at the Inn which stood on the northwest corner of Barnard and State Streets. This tablet is placed in commemoration of the bi-centenary of his birth by the Daughters of the American Revolution . . . — — Map (db m67335) HM|
|Where colony's production of silk was reeled until 1771. Building then used for public purposes. President Washington attended a ball here in 1791.
Building destroyed by fire in 1859. — — Map (db m9391) HM|
| During his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington attended services at the original Christ Church on Sunday, May 15. While in Savannah from May 12-15, Washington lodged at a house on the corner of Barnard and State streets on St. James . . . — — Map (db m5696) HM|
|Five miles South on this road, George Washington spent Sunday night, May 15, 1791, at the house of "one Spencer." The occasion was Washington's Southern tour, and he was traveling in his carriage over this road from Savannah to Augusta.
Four . . . — — Map (db m7688) HM|
|To Honor The Memory
Guest of Our City
1932 — — Map (db m9742) HM|
|400 feet west of here is Meadow Garden, home of George Walton, Revolutionary Patriot and soldier, Governor, Congressman, Senator, Jurist. With Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall, he signed the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, for the State of . . . — — Map (db m33358) HM|
| During his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington visited Augusta--at that time Georgia's capital--from May 18-21. Washington met with Governor Edward Telfair and other "principal gentlemen of the place," including George Walton and . . . — — Map (db m9708) HM|
|"Monday, May 16th, 1791" wrote President George Washington in his diary as he recorded the date of his lodging in the Inn of Stephen Calfrey Pearce, 200 yards [from] this marker. Being forewarned, the Pearces had made lavish preparation for the . . . — — Map (db m16434) HM|
|President Washington passed here early on the morning of Tuesday, May 17th, 1791, enroute to the home of William Skinner with whom he had breakfast. The Skinner home, still standing (1953), is about 5 miles northwest. President Washington spent the . . . — — Map (db m7795) HM|
|Our founding father spent much time in this vicinity when a young man as surveyor, ambassador, aide-de-camp to General Braddock, and commander of Virginia military forces. This cabin served as his headquarters during part of this time.
Young . . . — — Map (db m17719) HM|
|As colonel under General Braddock at Fort Cumberland during the French and Indian War 1755 - 1758 and as Commander-in-Chief of the American Army in 1794Presented to the City of Cumberland by James Walter Thomas, L.L.D.; Litt.D. dedicated April . . . — — Map (db m17724) HM|
|Fording place for “Great Warriors Path” from New York to the South. Thomas Cresap built stockade fort here in 1741 used as a refuge during French and Indian War after Braddock’s defeat.
was here on his first . . . — — Map (db m447) HM|
|Just north of this building, facing Main Street, stood Mann’s Tavern where twelve delegates from five states met in 1786 to discuss commercial problems of the new nation. Their call for another convention in Philadelphia to render the government . . . — — Map (db m130220) HM|
Patented to Richard Ewen in 1666 as “Ewen upon Ewenton.” Brick house built c.1697 by Richard Galloway II around earlier frame structure possibly dating back to 1656. Known as “West River Farm” in 18th Century. . . . — — Map (db m65889) HM|
|Jonathan Rawlings given a license to keep an “ordinary” (tavern) in 1771.
dined here September 26, 1773, on his way to the Annapolis races. — — Map (db m3141) HM|
This oldest colonial structure of Baltimore was built in 1754 upon the estate known as “Georgia Plantation”
Charles Carroll, Barrister
One of the foremost patriots of . . . — — Map (db m41351) HM|
|Site of Adam Good Tavern visited by George Washington July 1st & 2nd 1791. — — Map (db m3563) HM|
|Laid out and erected as a town by Act of Assembly in 1742 “there being as yet no such place settled at, or near the head of Chesapeake Bay".
records many visits to Charlestown in his diary. He lodged here Aug. 10, . . . — — Map (db m144413) HM|
|Part of Friendship Tract and home of Robert Alexander, delegate to the Provincial Convention of 1774 and to the Continental Convention of 1776. On August 25, 1777, he was host to Washington here and three days later offered allegiance to British . . . — — Map (db m154176) HM|
Old Post Road
Lower Susquehanna Ferry
1781–1798 — — Map (db m145429) HM|
|Patented 5th June, 1685, to Major Peter Sayer, a prominent Catholic. Later acquired by the Heath Family. On 14th May, 1773, George Washington “din’d and lodg’d at Mr. DL. Heath’s” taking his stepson Jackie Custis to King’s College, N.Y. . . . — — Map (db m65392) HM|
|Visited Warwick Feby. 1756, March 1756. “Din’d and lodg’d at Mr. D’L Heath’s May 1773. Passed through Sept. 9 and Oct. 28, 1774. Breakfasted March 23, 1791 and again in September 1793. — — Map (db m152183) HM|
|Two miles southwest Washington owned 600 acres of land bought in 1775 and retained until his death. In 1786 he visited this property accompanied by Gen. Smallwood. — — Map (db m6231) HM|
|The Indian village of Potobac, visited in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, occupied this site. County Seat of Charles County, 1658 - 1895. Washington visited here frequently. Site of St. Columba Lodge No. 11 A. F.& A. M., chartered April 18, 1793. — — Map (db m128824) HM|
|Daniel St. Thomas Jenifer’s home.
First President of the Maryland
Senate 1777-81. Close friend of
who visited here June 3rd, 1763. — — Map (db m1235) HM|
|One mile from here lived Gen. Wm. Smallwood, commander of the Maryland troops which saved Washington’s Army at Long Island. Governor of Maryland from 1785 to 1788. Washington visited here in 1786. — — Map (db m6081) HM|
|On August 5 and 6, 1785, and again June 30 and July 1, 1791, was the guest of Thomas Johnson at the latter's manorial residence which stood on the site of the present farm house, about 150 yards east of this point. Thomas Johnson, a member of the . . . — — Map (db m1538) HM|
|On his way to Philadelphia Friday July 1, 1791 stopped in this building known as Cookerly's Tavern. — — Map (db m8645) HM|
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|George Washington stopped in a building two hundred yards west of here known as Peter’s Tavern Thursday June 30, 1791. — — Map (db m102967) HM|
|George Washington stopped here Sept. 26, 1784 on his trip to determine a feasible passage between the Potomac and the Ohio for a canal or easy portage between these rivers as a passage to the Western Territory. — — Map (db m479) HM|
|General Braddock's 6th camp on the march to Fort Duquesne Saturday and Sunday June 20th and 21st, 1755. Washington was forced to remain behind with a guard on account of "violent fevers" until cured by "Dr. James's Powders (one of the most excellent . . . — — Map (db m135626) HM|
|General Braddock's 4th camp on the march to Fort Duquesne June 17, 1755. Washington arrived here after Braddock's defeat July 15th, 1755. Washington also stopped here May 9th, 1754, July 7th or 8th, 1754, October 1st, 1770, November 26th, 1770 and . . . — — Map (db m361) HM|
|The first trail through The Glades passed near this point. George Washington on his visit here in September 1784, wrote of it: “McCulloch’s Path which owes its origin to buffaloes, being no other than their tracks from one lick to . . . — — Map (db m457) HM|
|The flat land beside the little Youghiogheny River on the western edge of Oakland has two items of historic interest. First, it contains a spring, and according to tradition, George Washington stopped at the spring on the morning of September 26, . . . — — Map (db m68806) HM|
|George Washington stayed here the night of June 5, 1773 on his way back to Mt. Vernon from Columbia College, New York, where he had left his step-son Jackie Custis. — — Map (db m1408) HM|
|An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George . . . — — Map (db m3144) HM|
|An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George . . . — — Map (db m3145) HM|
|Thomas Spurrier's stood at nearby crossroads connecting two important overland routes in colonial days (now U.S. 1 and MD. 175.) George Washington stopped here at least 25 times between 1789 and 1798. His diary noted July 18, 1795: "Dined and lodged . . . — — Map (db m3236) HM|
stopped here at least twenty five times between 1789 and 1798. On July 18, 1795, his diary says:
"Dined and lodged at Spurrier's where my sick horse died." — — Map (db m3238) HM|
|County seat of Kent County. Established in 1706. Situated on the most traveled highway between south and north during the revolutionary period. George Washington made eight known visits here between 1756 and 1793. Rich in Colonial History. — — Map (db m3059) HM|
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|On this site stood the tavern erected by William Downs in 1763. Burned in 1893. George Washington stopped here in 1774 en route to and from the first Continental Congress. He traveled this road on his eight visits to Kent County. — — Map (db m155488) HM|
|Erected by act of Assembly of Maryland, May 1736, on a tract called Tolchester. A base of Continental supplies, 1775 to 1783. Port of Entry and ferry landing. George Washington stopped here enroute to points north and south.
Burned by British . . . — — Map (db m155498) HM|
|Formerly known as Rock Hall Cross Roads. Main Street is part of first road cut in Kent County in 1675. George Washington passed here eight known times. Tench Tilghman used this route from Yorktown to Philadelphia in October 1781. — — Map (db m3075) HM|
|Thomas Sprigg, Jr., patented in 1725 as "Woodstock" 1,102 acres here, inherited in 1782 by Sprigg's three granddaughters, Sophia, Rebecca, and Elizabeth. Sophia married John Francis Mercer (later Governor of Maryland, 1801-1803.) in 1794. Nearly . . . — — Map (db m151719) HM|
|President George Washington stopped there on July 19, August 7, and September 12, 1795. — — Map (db m355) HM|
Home of the Digges Family
(descendants of Edward Digges,
governor of Virginia, 1652–1668)
The most intimate friend of
George and Martha Washington
in Prince George’s County,
where they visited many times. . . . — — Map (db m3663) HM|
(King George's Parish Established 1692)
Credible evidence and honest
tradition record that
attended services here on
numerous occasions. — — Map (db m3662) HM|
|Known as “Castle Magruder” where lived Rev. Jonathan Boucher, tutor to “Jackie” Custis.
George and Martha Washington,
Nelly and John Parke Custis, Benedict Calvert, and Robert Eden, last royal governor of . . . — — Map (db m3631) HM|
May 9 and September 21, 1787
on his way to and
Convention. — — Map (db m128069) HM|
|The home of Ignatius Digges whose daughter Mary, married Thomas Sim Lee, twice Governor of Maryland. Lee died here, 1819. General George Washington visited here four times and Martha Washington once. In the War of 1812 British officers stopped here . . . — — Map (db m62919) HM|
"lodged" here August 31, 1774, going to
First Continental Congress
May 4, 1775, on his way to
Second Continental Congress
where, on Jun 15, 1775, he was elected "General and Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the . . . — — Map (db m34330) HM|
On July 2, 800 citizens meet in Elizabeth Town and pledge to boycott British goods, especially tea. This is done to support the citizens of Boston because their port had been closed by Parliament.
In August, a colonial . . . — — Map (db m146011) HM|
|George Washington’s diary (while he visited Berkley Springs in 1769) states: “Aug. 30 Old Mr. Flint dined with us” and on Sept. 4: “Rid to the Potomac where my horses were. From thence to Mr. Flint’s and to the Pennsylvania Line, . . . — — Map (db m61485) HM|
|Home of Brig. Gen. Otho Holland Williams, Revolutionary War hero and founder, 1786, of Williamsport, and of Col. Elie Williams, president of commission to lay out National Road and chief surveyor Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. President George . . . — — Map (db m3909) HM|
|Built in 1759 Headquarters for George Washington 1775 – 1776 . Home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Family & Descendants 1837 1950 — — Map (db m19085) HM|
Colonel Tobias Lear
was born in this house in 1760.
He was George Washington’s Secretary
from 1783 to 1799.
Washington visited here in 1789.
This tablet is placed by the Society
of the Sons of the Revolution
of the State of New . . . — — Map (db m115969) HM|
|General Washington was in Fort Lee many times during the Battle of New York. His main headquarters was in Hackensack, but had a temporary headquarters in Fort Lee near Anderson Avenue and Elizabeth Street. His main objective in Fort Lee was to . . . — — Map (db m7647) HM|
|Hackensack was a small village centered around The Green which served as a strategic point during the American Revolution.
Washington headquartered here in November 1776 while he surveyed the local roads and bridges. — — Map (db m6867) HM|
This Dutch Colonial house was built by Hendrick Van Allen before the Revolutionary War on a farm that consisted of over two-hundred acres. General George Washington used this house as his Headquarters on July 14-15, 1777, when he moved his troops . . . — — Map (db m12336) HM|
|Located on Ramapo Valley Road key military highway for troops and supply units during the Revolutionary War this building served as General George Washington's headquarters on July 14, 1777 and as the Bergen County Court House in 1778 – 1779. — — Map (db m12335) HM|
|Howland Avenue divided the farms of miller Cornelius Van Saun to the south and Christian Dederer to the north. Hendrick Banta lived west of Mill Creek. The Continental Army moved into Bergen County in August 1780 to forage for food and to await the . . . — — Map (db m8412) HM|
|The Continental Army is reported to have utilized the old spring at the base of these slopes during the September encampment west of the Hackensack River. Reports indicate that General Washington visited here and drank water from the spring. — — Map (db m8413) HM|
Organized in 1725 by pioneer Dutch settlers, the congregation of this church has worshipped here over 240 years. First church, built 1735 on this land given by Peter Fauconier, a French Huguenot, was a headquarters of Gen. George Washington in . . . — — Map (db m24983) HM|
|Colonial hamlet, named for the Crane family, in whose home Washington stayed in October, 1780. Became Montclair in 1870's. — — Map (db m62505) HM|
|This boulder which lay from time immemorial on this site near the turn of the old road marks the location of a house used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters on October 26, 1780 while on march from Totowa now Paterson to . . . — — Map (db m7572) HM|
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|First section built about 1733. Washington stayed here, July, 1777, and June 1778, prior to battles of Germantown and Monmouth. — — Map (db m62002) HM|
|George Washington stayed in this house while his troops camped between White House and New Bromley.
House burned in mid 1960’s. — — Map (db m16606) HM|
|Built about 1735 and occupied until 1774 by Anthony White whose wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Morris, and whose son was General Anthony White. Owned and occupied from 1774 by General William Burton of the British Army. Owned by the . . . — — Map (db m8979) HM|
| Under the rooftree of the Inn which occupied this site General Washington tarried when in New Brunswick ----- On the adjoining square upon the arrival of the express rider the Declaration of Independence was acclaimed by all loyal citizens on July . . . — — Map (db m8954) HM|
|This tavern, operated at the time by John Manning, hosted the overnight stay of George Washington April 22, 1789 on route to his inauguration on April 30, 1789. Washington was accompanied on the part of the journey from New Brunswick to Rahway by . . . — — Map (db m8987) HM|
|On April 22, 1789, George Washington stayed the night at this Tavern on his way from Mount Vernon, Virginia, to New York City for his inauguration as the first President of the United States. — — Map (db m62697) HM|
Built in the early half of the 18th century, Cross Keys Tavern took its name from the Continental term “Cross Keys” denoting an important intersection. The two most important roads in colonial Woodbridge met at the present-day . . . — — Map (db m125888) HM|
|Scene of Washington’s Headquarters and massing of Continental troops prior to march on Yorktown August 27 – 29, 1781. — — Map (db m8877) HM|
|Site of Col. Jacob Arnold's Tavern. It was used as Washington's Headquarters January - May, 1777. Troops were in Lowantica Valley. — — Map (db m5949) HM|
|On January 6, 1777 General George Washington established his winter headquarters at Jacob Arnold’s Tavern, then located at what is now 20 Park Place. He occupied rooms on the second floor. His officers and men were quartered in every house and barn . . . — — Map (db m32723) HM|
|Morristown was a village of about 70 buildings in 1777.
General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, brought his tired troops to Morristown for rest and reorganization in January 1777. They had just completed . . . — — Map (db m7471) HM|
|Washington made his winter headquarters at the Arnold Tavern, January 6, 1777, now a part of All Souls Hospital. December, 1779, he established quarters at the Ford Mansion, now maintained as a museum. — — Map (db m5946) HM|
| Circa 1760 Dutch Stone House where George Washington and Alexander Hamilton stayed June 25-27, 1780, following the Battle of Springfield. French forces under Gen. Rochambeau rested in the orchard August 27, 1781, en route to Yorktown.
. . . — — Map (db m33492) HM|
|Washington’s Headquarters Nov. 21, 1776 was situated about one hundred feet west of this tablet. The entrance to the old Revolutionary Bridge was nearly opposite this spot.
Reset by the Acquackanock Landing Chapter D.A.R. 1930 — — Map (db m7045) HM|
|The Mansion of Colonel Theunis Dey The Headquarters of General Washington July ~ Oct ~ Nov ~ 1780 Acquired and restored 1930-1934 by The Passaic County Park Commission Marked by Capt. Abraham Godwin Chapter New Jersey Society S.A.R. . . . — — Map (db m39733) HM|
|Home of Col. Theunis Dey, built about 1740. Twice used by Washington as headquarters in 1780, when the army was in Totowa. — — Map (db m7700) HM|
|This brick Georgian mansion was built by Colonel Theunis Dey in 1742. It was used as headquarters by General George Washington from July 1 to July 29, 1780 and again from October 8 to November 27, 1780 because of its strategic position and . . . — — Map (db m7701) HM|
|This house, which is Wayne’s oldest, was built in 1695 by Ardent Schuyler, one of the leaders of the original settlement. William Colfax, who married Hester Schuyler in 1783, gave the house the Colfax name. — — Map (db m7704) HM|
|This house is an example of 18th century architecture. The Schuyler and Colfax families were prominent in shaping New Jersey history. — — Map (db m7703) HM|
|July 1 – 29, and October 9 - November 27, 1780, Washington had headquarters here at the house of Colonel Theunis Dey. The main army encamped along Totowa Heights. — — Map (db m39732) HM|
| July 1-29, and October 9 – November 27, 1780, Washington had headquarters here at the house of Colonel Theunis Dey. The main army encamped along Totowa Heights. — — Map (db m39903) HM|
Did General George Washington sleep here? Maybe. We do know, history says our “Grain Room” stored grain for his troops during the winter of 1778. Artist: Adrienne Crombie, Frenchtown, N.J. Millstone 18th CenturyOne of the two stones . . . — — Map (db m32680) HM|
|During the 1777 encampment, Washington’s heavily entrenched stronghold defied the massed British Army of 18,000 under Howe and prevented the British movement against Philadelphia by land (June 14 to 30). This delay caused Howe to move by sea, with . . . — — Map (db m7761) HM|
|By special Act of Congress, the Betsy Ross flag is flown here 24 hours each day. This is to commemorate Washington’s Army having encamped in this area June 14, 1777, the day Congress adopted the Flag Resolution. The period of encampment extended . . . — — Map (db m7759) HM|
|Dedicated a historic site in 1889 by citizens of the community to memorialize the encampment of Washington’s Army in 1777 and from Nov. 1778 to June 1779.
The Middlebrook encampment in New Jersey entered the National Register of Historic Places . . . — — Map (db m7762) HM|
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