Philip Van Horne House Historical

Philip Van Horne House Historical (HM1VCN)

Location: Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Somerset County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 33.696', W 74° 33.075'

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Circa 1750

In the predawn darkness of April 13th, 1777, British General Cornwallis led a four-pronged attack on the American garrison at Bound Brook. General Benjamin Lincoln, who was a guest at the Van Horne House, barely escaped capture. Following the battle, Philip Van Horne, who was known far and wide as a gracious host, served General Cornwallis breakfast. After the British sacked the town and retreated to New Brunswick, General Lincoln, accompanied by General Greene, returned to the house and enjoyed a late supper.

During the 1778-79 Middlebrook Encampment, the Van Horne House served as headquarters for General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) who was second-in-command under General Washington.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByCounty of Somerset
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Date Added Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 537989 N 4490189
Decimal Degrees40.56160000, -74.55125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.696', W 74° 33.075'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 41.76" N, 74° 33' 4.5" W
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Area Code(s)908, 973, 732
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 941 E Main St, Bridgewater NJ 08807, US
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