Weehawken

Text from William Wade

Four miles from New York, on the left side of the river, is a high wooded cliff, remarkable for the handsome villa on its summit. At the foot of this rock, which bears the name of Weehawken, is a spot famed as the death-place of one of the most consummate statesmen and valiant soldiers America has produced. Here, in mortal combat with Aaron Burr, fell the incorruptible patriot, Alexander Hamilton, July 12, 1804.


Weehawken was first settled in 1647. Today it is a residential and industrial center with a population of 12,385. The Lincoln Tunnel which connects New Jersey with New Yor