Monmouth Battlefield State Park - Your Passport to Adventure - Manalapan, NJ
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N 40° 16.689 W 074° 19.452
18T E 557451 N 4458848
Quick Description: Monmouth Battlefield State Park is a 1,810-acre (7.32 km²) NJ state park located on the border of Manalapan and Freehold Township. This park preserves the historical battlefield on which the American Revolutionary War's Battle of Monmouth was waged.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2009 9:04:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM6KPD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
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Long Description:
Passport Program Information

The NJ Parks and Forests Service came out with a passport book for collecting stamps for visiting a select sampling of our states parks, forests and historic sites. Many fine places did not make the list but many beautiful and culturally important sites did make the list so I suppose it all evens out in the end. The passport book is divided into 3 sections, north, central and south Jersey. This stamp and Monmouth Battlefield State Park represent the fifth listing for Central New Jersey. If it was not for the release of a puzzle cache a few years ago and my obsession at the time for first to finds, I would never have visited all 24 sites of central and southern NJ. The puzzle cache is called Passport To Adventure (Central Jersey Challenge) and can be found HERE. The stamp and the passport books are free. To find out more about our fabulous passport program please visit HERE.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park Information

On 28 June 1778, as Sir Henry Clinton and his troops parted from the Monmouth Court House, George Washington and his Continental Army troops plotted an amuscade on the rear column of Clinton's British Army soldiers, though the battle soon ended in a standoff.

The Battle of Monmouth is most notable for creating the American legend of Molly Pitcher; a housewife who boldly took her husband's place at the cannon only moments after his peril. In honor of Pitcher, an aging white cenotaph was erected nigh the property of the battlefield.

Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: New Jersey's State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
16 Business Route 33
Manalapan, NJ USA
07726


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