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Hendrick Van Allen House
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
N 41° 01.780 W 074° 14.190
18T E 564182 N 4542331
Quick Description: The Hendrick Van Allen house was built in the early 1700's and served as George Washington's headquarters and as the Bergen County court house for a brief time.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 2:02:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM5TBZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 12

Long Description:
On July 14-15th, 1777, George Washington use this home as his headquarters while leading his troops from Morristown to the Hudson Valley.

In 1778 Tory raids became a problem in the Bergen county seat, so the county court was moved to this home for 2 years.
Marker Name: Hendrick Van Allen House

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
This Dutch Colonial house was built by Hendrick Van Allen before the Revolutionary War on a farm that consisted of over two-hundred acres. General George Washington used this house as his Headquarters on July 14-15, 1777, when he moved his troops over ”extremely deep and miry roads” from Morristown, New Jersey to Smith’s Clove, New York.


Dedication Date: 01/01/1975

City: Oakland

County: Bergen

Group responsible for placement: Bergen County Historical Society

Web Link: [Web Link]

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