Circa 1740The Staats House is one of the finest remaining buildings from the second phase of Dutch immigration and settlement in the Raritan Valley. Abraham Staats was important locally as the county tax collector and the recorder of damages suffered at the hands of the British during the Revolutionary War.The house is also significant as the headquarters of Baron William Frederick Von Steuben in the spring of 1779 during the Middlebrook Cantonment. After a successful review of troop maneuvers on May 2, 1779 a dinner was served for about sixty officers under a tent in the grove near the house. At this visit French Minister to America, Conrad Girard, informed General Washington that the French would increase supplies to the Patriots.
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|Placed By||Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 540517 N 4489079|
|Decimal Degrees||40.55148333, -74.52146667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 33.089', W 74° 31.288'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 33' 5.34" N, 74° 31' 17.28" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16 Von Steuben Ln, South Bound Brook NJ 08880, US|
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