General George Washington

General George Washington (HM4QN)

Location: Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Bergen County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 50.932', W 73° 58.16'

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1732-1799

General Washington was in Fort Lee many times during the Battle of New York. His main headquarters was in Hackensack, but had a temporary headquarters in Fort Lee near Anderson Avenue and Elizabeth Street. His main objective in Fort Lee was to observe and see that Fort Washington, across the Hudson River, was well prepared for the coming battle with British forces. He also wanted to make sure that the British fleet did not sail up the Hudson River. By standing on the top of the palisades in Fort Lee, he had a good view of what was going on in the Battle of New York. General Washington was responsible for changing the name of the town from Fort Constitution to Fort Lee.
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HM NumberHM4QN
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByBorough of Fort Lee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586879 N 4522491
Decimal Degrees40.84886667, -73.96933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.932', W 73° 58.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 55.92" N, 73° 58' 9.60" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1590-1592 Palisade Ave, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US
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