Fort Lee Historic Park

Fort Lee Historic Park (HM4SB)

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

N 40° 51.069', W 73° 57.761'

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Beneath these cliffs, Henry Hudson's Half-Moon was welcomed by the Lenni Lenape Indians on September 3, 1609.

Nearly 167 years later, this giant Bluff Rock became a strategic stronghold in the American War for Independence as the conflict raged within view of this spot from early July through November 20, 1776. Around this fortification, first called "The Mountain," then "Fort Constitution" and later "Fort Lee," the American defense fought for control of the Hudson River.

General Washington laid out the emplacements on this site to delay British plans to crush the American rebellion.

Fort Lee, furnished with heavy artillery and paired with Manhattan's Fort Washington, located across the river, served as a formidable obstacle to British warships attempting to sail along the Hudson River.
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HM NumberHM4SB
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War series
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Placed ByFort Lee Historic Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:48pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587436 N 4522751
Decimal Degrees40.85115000, -73.96268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 51.069', W 73° 57.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 51' 4.14" N, 73° 57' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 Central Av Plaza St River Blvd, Fort Lee NJ 07024, US
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