Generals Washington, Greene and Lafayette came to Iron Hill, August 26, 1777, in hope of viewing British Army then landing along the Elk River. Only a few tents could be seen. A heavy storm coming up, they spent the night in a nearby farm house.
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LOCATION: South of Newark. Old Baltimore Pike, one mile west of Cooch’s Bridge.