Cranford, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY

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CRANE'S MILLS "FORWARD DEFENSE LINE" MONUMENT
and
SITE OF CRANE'S FORD MONUMENT
Crane's Mills Monument
Cranford, New Jersey

Crane's Mills "Forward Defense Line" Monument
Crane's Park
Riverside Dr., near the corner of North Union Ave.
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Crane's Ford Monument
Across from Memorial Park
Springfield Ave. and Riverside Dr.
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While the main portion of the American Army spent the winter of 1779-1780 encamped in Morristown, some troops under General William Irvine were camped in this area. Their placement here put them about fifteen miles southeast of the troops in Morristown, and much closer to British troops who occupied New York City. [1] 

Two boulder monuments in Cranford commemorate the "forward defense line." One boulder monument (shown above) is located inside Crane's Park. [2]  The other (shown below) is located less than a half-mile away, across from Memorial Park. [3]

Site of Crane's Ford
Cranford, New Jersey

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CRANE -PHILLIPS HOUSE LIVING MUSEUM
Crane-Phillips House Museum
Cranford NJ

Crane-Phillips House Living Museum
124 North Union Ave.
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The Crane-Phillips House is operated by the Cranford Historical Society.
See their website for more information: www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.org

This house was built circa 1845 and so has no direct connection to the Revolutionary War, which ended in 1783. However, it is now a museum which features Revolutionary War artifacts among its exhibits.

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Source Notes:

1. ^ For more information about the Morristown winter 1779/1780 encampment, see the Morristown page of this website.

2. ^Placed by the Crane's Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 1977

3. ^ Monument erected July 4th, 1929 by the Cranford Historical Society