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Underlined entries are shown on the maps associated with this web-site.
Many others are described as vectors from a known point on these maps.


     
  Albany NY  
Albemarle VABeyond the boundaries of all website maps. Present-day Charlottesville, VA., 68 miles NW of Richmond.
Amboy NJ
Ashley Hill SC15 miles NW of Charlestown.
Augusta GA
 
     
  Bacon's (Biggin's) Bridge SC 0.5 mile E of Monck's Corner.
Bedford NY18.5 miles NNE of White Plains.
Bemis Heights NY10 miles SE of Saratoga.
Bordentown NJ10 miles NE of Burlington, on the east side of the Delaware River; 8 miles SE of Trenton.
Boston MA
Boundbrook NJ
Brandywine PA
Bristol RI14 miles N of Newport.
Brookline MA
Brunswick NJ
Bucks County PACounty above Philadelphia, along the Delaware River.
Budd's NY East side Hudson River, 2.0 miles E of West Point.
Buffalo Ford SC40 miles west of Hillsborough on the Deep River.
Bunker Hill MA 0.5 miles NE of Charles Town
Burlington NJ
Butter Hill NY Mountain overlooking the west side of the Hudson River, 3 miles WNW of West Point. Present-day Storm King Mountain.
Buttermilk Falls NY2.0 miles S of West Point, west side of the Hudson River. Present day village of Highland Falls.
 
     
  Cambridge MA
Camden SC
Camp Butts Hill RI Northern end of Rhode island; 11 miles N of Newport.
Camp Highlands NYMassachusetts brigade winter cantonment, east side of the Hudson River, 2 miles NE of West Point. (Also a generic term, as "Camp, Highlands.")
Camp Number Two NY Winter barracks site of 1776 and summer cantonment site of 1777 for various New England lines regiments. East side of the Hudson River, 2.25 miles NNE of Peekskill.
Canajoharie NY On the south side of the Mohawk River; Fort Plank is 0.5 mile S of the town.
Canandaigua NY Beyond the boundaries of all website maps. 95 miles WSW of Fort Schuyler, at the head of Canandiaga Lake.
Castle Island MAIsland on which Castle William sits.
Charles Town MA
Charlestown NH On the Connecticut River, 65 miles SW of Ticonderoga and 37 miles N of the MA-NH border.
Charlestown
(Charleston)
SCOriginally Charles Town, 1670. Changed to Charlestown in 1719, and to Charleston in 1783.
Chatham NJ12 miles WNW of Elizabethtown.
Chatham County NC23 miles S of Hillsborough.
Chester NY16 miles W of Fort Montgomery.
Chester PA13 miles SW of Philadelphia on the Delaware River.
Clarkstown NY 8 miles NW of Tappan.
Clove NY See Smith's Clove
Collasburgh NY 5 miles E of Kings Ferry, on the north side of Croton River.
Congarees SC13 miles NNW of Fort Motte.
Connecticut Farms NJ4 miles WNW of Elizabethtown.
Connecticut Village NY Winter cantonment of the Connecticut Division, 1780-82. East side of the Hudson River, 3 miles NNE of West Point. Also seen written as "Connecticut huts.”
Constitution Island NY Island opposite West Point, on the east side of the Hudson River, 0.5 miles N of West Point.
Continental Village NY Barracks, redoubts and stores complex, east side of the Hudson River, 3.5 miles NNE of Peekskill.
Coryell's Ferry NJ-PA
Crompond NY Village 8.5 miles E of Peekskill. Present-day Yorktown Heights. Also seen written as “Crumpond”, “Crom Pond” and “Crum Pond.”
Crossroads PA Village near the Neshaminy Creek camp of August 1777, 25 miles SSE of Coryell’s Ferry. Present-day Hartsville.
Croton NY0.5 miles N of mouth of Croton River.
Croton Lines NY Defensive position along the Croton River, extending from the Hudson River NE to Pines Bridge and beyond.
 
    
  Danbury CT
Davenport's NYPrivate home used by Major General Heath as Highlands Department headquarters. East side of the Hudson River, 1.5 miles NE of West Point.
Dobbs Ferry NY4 miles S of Tarrytown on the east bank of the Hudson River.
Dorchester. MA
Dorchester SC On the eastern bank of the Ashley River, approx. 8.5 miles above Charlestown.
Dorchester Heights MA2 miles S of Boston.
Dorchester Point MA1 mile S of Boston.
Drake's NYPrivate home of New York militia colonel periodically used for various units’ headquarters. East side of the Hudson River 3.5 miles NE of Peekskill.
 
     
  East Florida FLBeyond the boundaries of all website maps. British territory along the Gulf coast, east of the Mississippi River, comprising parts of present day Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and all of Florida.
East Greenwich RI West side of Narragansett Bay; 13 miles SSW of Providence.
Easton PA
Elizabethtown NJ
Englishtown NJ5 miles NW of Freehold.
 
     
  Falmouth ME 22 miles N of Cape Ann. Present-day Portland.
Fishkill NY
Forest of Dean NY5.2 miles SW of West Point.
Fort Ann NY10 miles SSW of Skenesboro.
Fort Arnold NY The main fort at the Garrison of West Point. Built in 1778, but renamed Fort Clinton as a result of Major General Arnold's treason in September 1780.
Fort Chambly QU
Fort Clinton NYTwo forts bore this name. The first was S of Fort Montgomery, built in 1776-7 and destroyed by the British in October 1777. Also renamed Fort Vaughan by the British during their three-week occupation. The second Fort Clinton was the renamed Fort Arnold described above.
Fort Constitution NYThere were two forts which bore this name. The first is in New Jersey, 4.5 miles ESE of Hackensack and later renamed Fort Lee; the second is in the Highlands, opposite West Point, on the east side of the Hudson, 0.5 miles N of West Point.
Fort Edward NY
Fort George NY
Fort Herkimer NY28 miles ESE of Fort Schuyler.
Fort Johnson SCOn James Island, overlooking the approach to Charletown.
Fort Laurens OH
Fort McIntosh PA
Fort Montgomery NY
Fort Moultrie
(Fort Sullivan)
SCOn Sullivan's Island, to guard the approaches to Charlestown. Originally named Fort Sullivan; renamed in honor of Col. Moultrie, victorius commander during the battle of 29 June, 1776.
Fort Pitt PA
Fort Plank NY
Fort Rensselaer NYOriginally named Fort Plain. Renamed Fort Rensselaer 1781-83 while headquarters of Colonel Marinus Willet. 4 miles WNW of Fort Plank.
Fort Schuyler
(Fort Stanwix)
NY
Fort Sullivan PABeyond the boundaries of all website maps. At the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chemung Rivers.
Fort Sullivan SC see Fort Moultrie.
Fredericksburg NY
Fredericksburg VA
 
Gadsen's Wharf SCIn Charlestown.
George Town SC
Germantown PA
Goshen VABeyond the boundaries of all website maps. 115 miles WNW of Richmond, VA.
Governor's Island NY Small island south of New York and north of Brooklyn in New York harbor.
Granville Bastion SCIn Charlestown.
Greenwich CT5 miles WSW of Stamford.
Groton CTAcross the Thames River from New London.
Guilford Court House NC
Gulph or Gulph Mills PA5.25 miles ESE of Valley Forge.
 
Hackensack NJ
Haddonfield NJ5 miles ESE of Cooper's Ferry.
Haddrell's Point SC 3 miles E of Charlestown, on Charlestown Harbor.
Half Moon NY10 miles NNE of Albany.
Halifax NC On the west bank of the Roanoke River, 89 miles ENE of Hillsborough.
Hampton VA
Harlem Heights NYOn Manhattan Island, 7 miles NNE of New York.
Hartford CT
Haverstraw NYWest bank of Hudson River, 7 miles WSW of Peekskill.
Head of Elk
(Elkton)
MD
Highlands NY Low mountains running NE-SW, between Peekskill and New Windsor, on both sides of the Hudson River; contiguous with the Ramapo Mountains in NJ.
Horseneck CT On Connecticut coast, 6 miles SW of Stamford. Present-day Greenwich.
 
Isle aux Noix QU20 miles S of St. Johns.
Jamaica Plain MA
James Island VAIsland on which Jamestown was built. 4 miles SE of Williamsburg.
Johnston RI 3 miles W of Providence.
 
Kakiate NY 6 miles ENE of Suffern.
Kings Bridge NY
Kittery MEAcross the Piscatqua River, 1 mile N of Portsmouth.
 
Lake Champlain NY
Lake Otsego NY
Lancaster PA
Lauren's Battery SCPart of the Charlestown defenses. Located on James Island to protect land approaches to Fort Johnson.
Lechmere Point MA1 mile NW of Boston.
The Lines NYSee Croton Lines.
Long Island NY
Luddington's NY 10 miles E of Fishkill.
Lyme CT
 
Machias MEBeyond the boundaries of all website maps. On the Maine coast, approximately 22 miles WSW of the US-Canada border.
Mandeville's NYA private home used by Major General Heath as Highlands Department headquarters. East side of the Hudson River, 1.3 miles SE of West Point.
Marcus Hook PAWest bank of the Delaware River, just above the PA-DE line, 15 miles WSW of Philadelphia.
Mendham NJ Village nearest to the so-called Morristown winter cantonment site of 1779-80, the hut camp itself built in Jockey Hollow. XX miles WSW of Morristown.
Middlebrook NJ Winter cantonment of the major portion of Washington’s army, 1778-79. 1 mile N of Bound Brook.
Mile Square NYLocated in modern day Yonkers, NY; 5 miles ENE of Kings Bridge.
Minisink NYBeyond the boundaries of all website maps. 35 miles NW of Suffern, NY.
Monmouth NJNew Jersey county the courthouse of which is located at Freehold.
Moore's House NYGeneral Washington’s headquarters during much of 1779. 0.8 miles WNW of West Point.
Morristown NJ
Moses Creek NYAn American cantonment site occupied during the Saratoga Campaign on the east side of the Hudson River, 5.4 miles S of Fort Edward.
Mt. Independence VT1 mile ESE of Ft. Ticonderogaon the east side of Lake Champlain.
 
Nelson's Point NY Summer cantonment used repeatedly by the Connecticut Division. East side of the Hudson River, 0.75 miles SE of West Point.
New Boston NY Winter cantonment of the Third Massachusetts Brigade, 1781-82. East side of the Hudson River, 2.5 miles SE of West Point.
New Hampshire Village NYWinter cantonment of the New Hampshire Brigade, 1780-82. East side of the Hudson River, 4 miles E of West Point. Renamed Scammellsborough during second winter in honor of Colonel Alexander Scammell, who had fallen at Yorktown. Also seen written as “New Hampshire huts” or “Hampshire huts.”
New London CT
New Milford CT19 miles NE of Fredericksburg.
New Windsor NY
New York NY
Newburgh NY
Newport RI
Ninety-Six (96) SC
Norfolk VA
North Castle NY
North Redoubt NYFortification on the east side of the Hudson River, part of the defenses of West Point garrison. 1.5 miles ESE of West Point.
Norwich CT
 
Old Blazing Star NJ Period tavern located 4 miles SSW of Elizabethtown.
Old Court House VABeyond boundaries of all website maps. 65 miles NW of Richmond, VA.
Orangeburg SC
Orangetown NY6 miles E of Suffern.
 
Paramus NJ
Parisburg SCProbably a corruption of Purysburg.
Paulus Hook NJ3 miles E of Bergen, on west bank of the Hudson River.
Pawtuxet RI
Peekskill NY
Perkiomen PA15 miles N of Valley Forge.
Petersburg VA
Philadelphia PA
Phillipsburg NY4.25 miles N of Kings Bridge, east bank of Hudson River.
Pines Bridge NY2.5 WNW of North Castle; along the Croton River.
Pluckemin NJ15 miles NW of New Brunswick.
Pompton NJ
Portsmouth VA
Preakness NJ5.75 miles SSE of Pompton.
Prince Town
(Princeton)
NJ
Prospect Hill MA2 miles ENE of Cambridge.
Providence RI
Prysburg SCProbably a corruption of Purysburg.
Purysburg SC
 
Quebec QU
Quibbletown NJ 4 mile ENE of Bound Brook.
 
Ramapo NY 1 mile N of Suffern on the Ramapo River.
Ramsey's Mill NC
Red Bank NJ Site of Fort Mercer, on the east side of the Delaware River, 5 miles SSW of Philadelphia.
Redding CT
Rhode Island RIIsland on which Newport is located; also state name.
Richmond VA
Ridgefield CT 10 miles SSW of Danbury.
Roanoke VABeyond the boundaries of all website maps. 135 miles W of Petersburg, VA.
Robinson's Farm NY Summer cantonment site repeatedly used by New England state line regiments, east side of the Hudson River, 2.5 miles SSE of West Point.
Robinson's House NY Private home used as the primary Highlands Department headquarters by Major Generals Putnam, McDougall, Heath and Arnold. East side of the Hudson River, 2.5 miles SSE of West Point.
Round O SC Between the Edisto River and Little Saltkehatchie, 18 miles WNW of Charletown.
Roxbury MA
 
St. Augustine FL Beyond the boundaries of all website maps.
St. Johns QU
St. Stephen SC38 miles W of Georgetown.
Sandy Beach NYSummer 1779 campsite of Wayne’s light infantry corps, west side of the Hudson River, 2 miles N of Fort Montgomery.
Sandy Hill SC Probably a corruption of Santee Hill.
Santee SC
Saratoga NY
Savannah GA
Scammellsborough NYSee New Hampshire Village.
Second Hill CT4 miles SSE of New Milford.
Sewall's Point MAEast of Brookline, exact location unknown.
Short Hills NJ7.5 miles NW of Elizabethtown.
Skenesborough NYSouth end of Lake Champlain. Present-day Whitehall.
Skippack PA10 miles NNE of Valley Forge.
Smith's Clove NYNarrow valley extending through the Ramapo-Highlands mountains, region NNE of Suffern.
Soldier's Fortune NYWinter cantonment of Nixon’s Massachusetts Brigade, 1778-80. East side of the Hudson River, 3 miles ESE West Point.
Sorel River QU Misnamed. Actually the Richelieu River, which runs from Lake Champlain, north into the St. Lawrence River, at or near Sorel.
South Redoubt NYFortification on the east side of the Hudson River, 2 miles SE of West Point. Later referred to as the Middle Redoubt.
Springfield NJ 8 miles WNW of Elizabethtown.
Stamford CT
Steenrapie NJ8 miles N of Hackensack.
Stillwater NY12 miles SSE of Saratoga, on the west bank of the Hudson River.
Stono SC 2 miles SW of Charlestown, between Johns and James Island.
Stony Point NY
Suffolk VA
Sullivans Island SC
Swansea MA 17 miles N of Tiverton.
 
Tappan NY
Tarrytown NY
Teaneck NJ 2 miles E of Hackensack.
Ticonderoga NYSame as Fort Ticonderoga.
Tioga PABeyond the boundaries of all website maps. 125 miles NW of Reading, PA.
Tiverton RI
Towamencin PA?
Totowa NJ 8.25 miles W of Hackensack.
Trenton NJ
Tryon frontier NYNorthern New York; Tryon was a former county which was broken into parts of present-day Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Schoharie, Schuyler, Senaca, Tioga, Tompkins, and Wayne counties.
Turtle Bay NYCove of the East River on Manhattan Island. At present-day 42d Street, site of United Nations headquarters. New York
 
Valley Forge PA
Van Schaik's Island NY10 miles N of Albany at Cohoes.
Verplanck's Point NYEastern terminus of the King's Ferry.
 
Wadboo SC Bridge and plantation on the Cooper River, 2 miles NE of Moncks Corner.
Warren RI10 miles SE of Providence.
Warwick RI 11 miles S of Providence.
Watertown MA
West Point NY
Westfield NJ8.75 miles WSW of Elizabethtown.
Whippany NJ3.5 miles NE Morristown.
White Plains NY
Whitemarsh PA
Whitpain PA18 miles ENE of Valley Forge.
Williamsburg VA
Wilmington DE25 miles SSW of Philadelphia on the west bank of the Delaware River.
Winter Hill MA
Woodbridge NJ3 miles NW of Amboy.
Worcester PATownship approximately 25 miles NNW of Philadelphia. Site of army cantonment of mid-October 1777. Present-day Kulpsville.
Wrights Mill NY?
Wyoming PABeyond the boundaries of all website maps. 65 miles N. of Reading, PA.
 
York Huts NY Winter cantonment built by New York Brigade but occupied by two Massachusetts brigades, 1780-82. West side of the Hudson River, 3 miles W of West Point. Also seen referred to as “Mountain Huts.”
Yorktown VA


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