Weehawken, New Jersey: Death Rock of Alexander Hamilton

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Address:
Hamilton Ave., Weehawken, NJ
Directions:
On tiny Hamilton Ave., which is just off of Boulevard E, on the south tip of Weehawken, just north of the Lincoln Tunnel.
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Al Hamilton died here.

Death Rock of Alexander Hamilton

The guy whose face is on the ten dollar bill. The rock was his pillow after he was mortally wounded in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr in 1804.

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Alexander Hamilton monument.

Death Rock of Alexander Hamilton

A cold, clear day in January is a great time to visit this site. The view of the Hudson and Manhattan from this high spot is unrivaled. The little plaza overlook was locked but everything can be easily seen from the sidewalk. Takeaway: Politics is a nasty, contentious, egomaniacal business to be involved in; then as well as now.

[Annie, 01/27/2021]
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