Chain of Signal Beacons

Chain of Signal Beacons (HM4N6)

Location: Morristown, NJ 07960 Morris County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.608', W 74° 29.301'

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Large fires, cannon and flags were used to signal alarms during the Revolutionary War. The fires were called beacons and were used to assemble militia, indicate the approach direction of the enemy and to direct the movements of military forces.

In the spring of 1779, a signal chain of log and brush pyramids was ordered built in a line along the highlands of the New Jersey coast. A beacon was to have been constructed at the "point" of this hill - a location that would seem to correspond to the area within the 1777 fortification. However, no conclusive historical documentation has been found to confirm the actual building of a beacon here. Looking south from this vista to the distant horizon, you can see the hill near Summit, New Jersey, on which another beacon was erected.
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HM NumberHM4N6
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Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 543164 N 4515956
Decimal Degrees40.79346667, -74.48835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.608', W 74° 29.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 36.48" N, 74° 29' 18.06" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76 Chestnut St, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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