The rock offered Washington an unobstructed view of British bases in Perth Amboy and New Brunswick, as well as fleet movements in the lower New York Harbor. Washington's objective was to prevent Howe from moving south through New Jersey to attack Philadelphia, while being in position to flank the British if they moved into the Hudson. Control of the mountains, which served as a natural fort, gave Washington's army the advantage of setting the terms of potential engagements.
|Placed By||Somerset County / Green Brook Township Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 544593 N 4495957|
|Decimal Degrees||40.61323333, -74.47283333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 36.794', W 74° 28.37'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 36' 47.64" N, 74° 28' 22.20" W|
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|Area Code(s)||732, 908|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 58-60 Rock Rd E, Green Brook Township NJ 08812, US|
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