Highwood (HM19CJ)

Location: Weehawken, NJ 07086 Hudson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.151', W 74° 1.069'

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In 1832, James Gore King (1791-1853), a New York banking magnate and son of statesman Rufus King, moved his family here to Weehawken, overlooking the Hudson. King was an early president of the Erie Railroad and served in the US Congress from 1849-1851. His house and expansive estate called Highwood became a gathering place for the wealthy and influential, including Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Daniel Webster, and the poet Fitz-Greene Halleck. The spectacular grounds, extending down into Hoboken, were enhanced with gardens, fruit orchards, rustic bridges, brooks and paths winding through King's Woods.
HM NumberHM19CJ
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWeehawken Township
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 582891 N 4513598
Decimal Degrees40.76918333, -74.01781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.151', W 74° 1.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 9.06" N, 74° 1' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)201, 551, 908, 973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24-96 Hamilton Ave, Weehawken NJ 07086, US
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