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Delaware in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware Village Historic District

 
 
Delaware Village Historical District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dorine Ruth Emery, January 1, 2010
1. Delaware Village Historical District Marker
Inscription.
Listed on the State & National Registers of Historical Places 2004

John I. Blair founded Delaware Village in the 1850's as a station on the newly built Warren Railroad in a rural neighborhood first settled circa 1740. While the station was demolished decades ago, the brick general store erected by Blair in 1860 survives and still houses the US Post Office. On Clarence Street stands the now-vacant Episcopal Church, built in 1869 to replace an earlier stone church at nearby Ramsayburg destroyed by a fire ignited by sparks from a passing steam locomotive in 1866. The former Baptist Church, built of brick between 1835-1838, stands between Ramsayburg and Delaware. A still active Presbyterian congregation, organized in Delaware in 1871, built a church in 1875 on a lot donated by Blair. The parsonage was formerly Cornelius Albertson's farmhouse.
 
Erected 2007 by Knowlton Towship Historic Comission.
 
Location. 40° 53.399′ N, 75° 3.682′ W. Marker is in Delaware, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Valley Street half a mile north of Knowlton Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. County 616 (Knowlton Road) turns east from State 46, and immediately, Valley
"The former Baptist Church, built of brick..." image. Click for full size.
By Dorine Ruth Emery, circa 2009
2. "The former Baptist Church, built of brick..."
Former Baptist Church, removed in 2009, underwent several changes in use over the years.
Street turns north (left) from 616. A short distance on the right is the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware NJ 07833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Marshall (approx. 2.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Slateford (approx. 3.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); John Nicoll (approx. 4.2 miles away); Warren County Purple Heart Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Court House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Warren County Veterans Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); County Park (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Shoe Tree (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Delaware Village Historic District. The old brick Baptist Church has recently been removed, sad to say.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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