Ridge Chapter chose its name to honor the town where it is located, because of
the historic incidents which took place in the area.
It was at Basking Ridge
in 1776 that General Lee, second in command of the Continental Army, was captured
by the British at the Widow White's Tavern. In 1779 when Washington established
his winter headquarters in Morristown, the camp stretched over four miles to the
south of Morristown on the Kembel and Wick farms, which were between Morristown
and Basking Ridge.