Derrick Van Veghten House

Derrick Van Veghten House (HM1504)

Location: Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Somerset County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 33.444', W 74° 35.292'

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Circa 1725

The house stands on its original site over looking the Raritan River. The land was once part of an 834 acre plantation that Derrick's father, Michael, purchased in 1697. Derrick, who was born here in 1699, was a prosperous farmer, respected member of the community, and staunch patriot.

Derrick's house served as headquarters for Quartermaster Nathanael Greene during the 1778 -1779 Middlebrook Encampment, and units of the Continental Army were encamped on his land. While in residence, General Greene wrote a letter to a friend describing "a pretty little frisk" held in the house, and during the course of the evening, General Washington danced with Mrs. Greene for "upwards of three hours without seting [sic] down".

HM NumberHM1504
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 534863 N 4489707
Decimal Degrees40.55740000, -74.58820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.444', W 74° 35.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 26.64" N, 74° 35' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)908, 973, 732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Van Veghten Dr, Bridgewater NJ 08807, US
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