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Whitehouse in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“From Here They Served”

Historic Sites

 

1776 - 1976

 
Memorial Park D.A.R. Old Whitehouse Chapter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
1. Memorial Park D.A.R. Old Whitehouse Chapter Marker
Inscription.
Old White House Chapter D.A.R. Est. 1928
State Chapter #51
National #1782

 
Erected by Old Whitehouse Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.342′ N, 74° 45.942′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on New Jersey Route 22, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehouse NJ 08888, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888 (approx. half a mile away); Leake - Stillwell Mills (approx. half a mile away); White House Station (approx. half a mile away); Site of Colonel John Mehelm House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Readington Township Veterans Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Blue Star Highway (approx. 1.4 miles away); Whitehouse Veterans Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Potterstown (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Whitehouse.
 
Also see . . .  Abraham Van Horne. About 1750 Abraham Van Horne built the first tavern in
Cannon with Historic Sites marker in distance image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
2. Cannon with Historic Sites marker in distance
the area. It was on the road from Clinton to Somerville where it crossed Rockaway Creek (now route 22). Because the building had white plastered walls it became known as the "White House". ... Stones from the tavern's foundation are said to be in the retaining wall about the old cemetery located not too far from the tavern's original site. (Submitted on May 27, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on exterior wall of cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
3. Marker on exterior wall of cemetery
Beside this burial ground of the Rockaway Dutch Reformed Church stood the original building 1798 - 1850. Second edifice on Rural Hill burned 1898. Third edifice quarter mile south of this spot built 1899.
Memorial Park, D.A.R., Old Whitehouse Chapter - Roadside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
4. Memorial Park, D.A.R., Old Whitehouse Chapter - Roadside Marker
Two Abraham Van Hornes image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
5. Two Abraham Van Hornes
Left Plaque:
Revolutionary Soldier Abraham Van Horne, 1740 - 1817
Issuing Forage Master Com. Dept., American Army
Host to General Washington at The Old White House

Right Plaque:
Abraham Van Horne
1699 - 1758
Migrated from New York Province to the Province of New Jersey at the beginning of the 18th Century. Builder of the White House 1752.
Revolutionary Soldier Richard Stillwell image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
6. Revolutionary Soldier Richard Stillwell
1742 - 1826
Captain 4th Regiment
Hunterdon Co.
Rev. War
Richard Stillwell Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
7. Richard Stillwell Gravesite
Cornelius Messler image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
8. Cornelius Messler
4th Regt.
Hunt Co Militia
Revolutionary War
Edward Mitchell image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
9. Edward Mitchell
Pvt 2 NJ Regt
Rev War
Jul 26 1755
Jun 26 1840
 
 
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