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Morristown  

Sundial 98
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Very Good
Latitude:   41°N Longitude:   74°30' W
Location:
  • Main Square
 
Description:
  • 12.75' dia. Granite with Bronze numerals 10" long. Commonly called the Washington Memorial Dial. An inscription on the octagonal base indicates this memorial is a tribute from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City
  • Winter of 1777/Washington/at an open air/ service of the/ first church here partook/ of the holy/communion
  • Designer: W. Gedney Beatty
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1899
 
References:
  • Alice Morse Earle, Old Time Gardens, (1902), p. 359,374