Circa 1725The 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".
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 534863 N 4489707|
|Decimal Degrees||40.55740000, -74.58820000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 33.444', W 74° 35.292'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 33' 26.64" N, 74° 35' 17.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||908, 973, 732|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Van Veghten Dr, Bridgewater NJ 08807, US|
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