Washington Spring

Washington Spring (HM5AJ)

Location: River Edge, NJ 07661 Bergen County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 55.817', W 74° 2.834'

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Howland Avenue divided the farms of miller Cornelius Van Saun to the south and Christian Dederer to the north. Hendrick Banta lived west of Mill Creek. The Continental Army moved into Bergen County in August 1780 to forage for food and to await the French army and fleet for a campaign to drive the British from New York City. From September 4th to the 20th, 1780, about 14,000 American troops encamped on Kinderkamack ridge and environs. Hendrick Banta sold them cider from his mill. His ten-year-old son Cornelius saw Washington three times on his horse. His presence here gave rise to the name of the Washington Spring.
Dedicated in 2005 by the County of Bergen
HM NumberHM5AJ
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series, and the New Jersey: Bergen County Historical Society series.
Marker Number1
Year Placed2005
Placed ByBergen County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 580214 N 4531454
Decimal Degrees40.93028333, -74.04723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 55.817', W 74° 2.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 55' 49.02" N, 74° 2' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 514 Manning Ct, River Edge NJ 07661, US
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