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.