Abraham Staats House

Abraham Staats House (HM1RJP)

Location: South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 Somerset County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 33.089', W 74° 31.288'

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Circa 1740

The Staats House is one of the finest remaining buildings from the second phase of Dutch immigration and settlement in the Raritan Valley. Abraham Staats was important locally as the county tax collector and the recorder of damages suffered at the hands of the British during the Revolutionary War.The house is also significant as the headquarters of Baron William Frederick Von Steuben in the spring of 1779 during the Middlebrook Cantonment. After a successful review of troop maneuvers on May 2, 1779 a dinner was served for about sixty officers under a tent in the grove near the house. At this visit French Minister to America, Conrad Girard, informed General Washington that the French would increase supplies to the Patriots.
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HM NumberHM1RJP
Placed BySomerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 540517 N 4489079
Decimal Degrees40.55148333, -74.52146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.089', W 74° 31.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 5.34" N, 74° 31' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)732
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 Von Steuben Ln, South Bound Brook NJ 08880, US
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