Washington's Headquarters

Washington's Headquarters (HM1Z7)

Location: Wallkill, NY 12589 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 35.553', W 74° 5.307'

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Liberty and Washington Streets, Newburgh

— Historic New York —

General Washington came to the farm home of the Hasbrouck family in Newburgh on April 1, 1782. He occupied the house until August 19, 1783, while his troops were encamped at Temple Hill, a few miles away.

These were trying months while a peace treaty was being negotiated with Great Britain. It was a time of restless inaction for the troops: of discipline maintained with difficulty.

It was at Newburgh, among the General Orders of the Day, August 7, 1782, that General Washington proposed the establishment of the Purple Heart.

Adjacent to the Headquarters is a regional museum.
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HM NumberHM1Z7
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series, and the New York: Historic New York series.
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Placed ByThe Education Department, State of New York, Department of Public Works
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 575972 N 4604940
Decimal Degrees41.59255000, -74.08845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.553', W 74° 5.307'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 33.18" N, 74° 5' 18.42" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, Wallkill NY 12589, US
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