A Good Place for a Halt

A Good Place for a Halt (HMOBS)

Location: Hanover, NJ 07981 Morris County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 48.988', W 74° 25.417'

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" . . . Whippany will be a good place for a halt . . . "
Washington to Rochambeau


On August 27 and 28, 1781, a 5,000-man French Army under General Count Rochambeau encamped on grounds extending northeast from here toward the Whippany River. After resting, they marched rapidly southward, in parallel with American troops led by General George Washington, to Yorktown, Virginia. There, on October 19, 1781, the combined armies forced surrender of British General Lord Cornwallis in the final major battle of the American Revolution.

Hanover Township Committee
Ronald F. Francioli, Mayor
Leonard A. Fariello ? ? ? Judy Iradi
Howard M. Olsen ? ? ? John R. Tort, Jr.

Landmark Commission
Linda A. Schramm, Chair
Robert A. Augelli ? ? ? Barbara E. Blumenfeld
Mary Lou Cirello ? ? ? Barbara Thompson Howell
Donald B. Kiddoo ? ? ? Russell W. Polo
Larry L. Sampson

Dedicated September 30, 2006
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HM NumberHMOBS
Series This marker is part of the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByTownship of Hanover
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 548609 N 4518543
Decimal Degrees40.81646667, -74.42361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 48.988', W 74° 25.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 48' 59.28" N, 74° 25' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908, 973, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133-149 County Rd 511, Hanover NJ 07981, US
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