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Built on a hill adjoining Morristown in May 1777, this hill throbbed with activity as Continental soldiers dug trenches and raised embankments. George Washington ordered the crest fortified as a strategic overlook above the town. The earthworks became known as Fort Nonsense because of a later legend that it had been built only to keep the troops occupied.

The fort is a portion of the Morristown National Historic Park and is located in north central New Jersey, west of I-287.

Location: Washington St, Morristown New Jersey 07960 Telephone 973-539-2085

(New York City) Battery Park
(New York City) Castle Clinton National Monument
(West Orange) Edison National Historic Site
(Morristown) Fort Nonsense
(Rochester) Mayo Park
(Morristown) Morristown National Historic Park

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