Morristown (HM4LY)

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

N 40° 47.637', W 74° 29.27'

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Morristown was a village of about 70 buildings in 1777.

General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, brought his tired troops to Morristown for rest and reorganization in January 1777. They had just completed successful attacks against the Hessian and British troops at Trenton and Princeton. The new year brought an end to many enlistments and Washington's regular army dwindled in size to a few thousand men. He warned the Continental Congress "to the Situation?of scarce having any army at all." Encouraged by the recent military victories, enlistments increased by spring and the army regained its strength, numbering about 10,000 men.

General Washington lodged at Arnold's Tavern, once located near the base of this hill next to the Green. The soldiers stayed in houses or encamped at various places near the town. A Delaware light infantry company stayed at the Colonel Jacob Ford house on the eastern edge of town.
HM NumberHM4LY
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 543207 N 4516010
Decimal Degrees40.79395000, -74.48783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.637', W 74° 29.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 38.22" N, 74° 29' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Washington Pl, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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