Weehawken Dueling Grounds

Weehawken Dueling Grounds (HM4IC)

Location: Weehawken, NJ 07086 Hudson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 46.2', W 74° 1.032'

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1700's - 1840's

Somewhere below this site, on a wooded ledge twenty feet above the Hudson River, lay the dueling grounds. Among the many known and unknown duelists who fought here were Governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Vice-President Aaron Burr (1756-1836) and U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Perry (1785-1819). All came to Weehawken to defend their honor, according to the custom of the day.

Dedicated on July 11, 2004, the 200th Anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr Duel.
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HM NumberHM4IC
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Year Placed2004
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:43am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 582942 N 4513689
Decimal Degrees40.77000000, -74.01720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.2', W 74° 1.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 12.00" N, 74° 1' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)201, 551, 908, 973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24-96 Hamilton Ave, Weehawken NJ 07086, US
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