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American Encampment Totowa Heights
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
N 40° 54.294 W 074° 12.611
18T E 566520 N 4528500
Quick Description: Site of Continental Army encampment in fall of 1780
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2011 8:33:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1K9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
George Washington stayed at Dey Mansion in nearby Wayne, while the bulk of his troops camped on this hill. Note the terrain that made this a natural site for an encampment.
Marker Name: American Encampment Totowa Heights

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
October 9 – November 27, 1780, the patriot army extend- ed along this site which had also been used in July. Washington came from his headquarters in Preakness to Totowa and visited the Van Houtens.


Dedication Date: 1/1/2010

City: Totowa

County: Passaic

Group responsible for placement: Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

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