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Wantage Township in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lusscroft

 
 
Lusscroft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Lusscroft Marker
Inscription. Enos Brink farmed this foothills at the head of the West Branch of the Papakating Creek from 1835 to 1871. James Turner (1859-1939), of Montclair, retired executive of Arbuckle Brothers, a NY coffee and sugar company, built Lusscroft between 1919 and 1930. He donated 1,050 acres in 1931 to create the North Jersey Dairy Branch of the NJ Agriculture Experiment Station, which operated until 1970. Research in artificial insemination and genetic improvements to dairy cattle, grassland farming and ensilage, and improved nutritional values in food and feed yielded lasting benefits of worldwide impact. The 4-H Outdoor Education Center occupied the farm from 1973 to 1996.
 
Erected 2006 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.271′ N, 74° 40.425′ W. Marker is in Wantage Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 519 and 4-H Trail on County Route 519. Click for map. Just north of the intersection of County Road 519 and Rutgers Road. Marker is in this post office area: Sussex NJ 07461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Main Building at Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
2. Main Building at Lusscroft Farm
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilpatrick's Reenactment (approx. 2.2 miles away); DAR Van Bunschooten Museum (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Clove Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Goldsmith Maid (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sussex Borough, New Jersey (approx. 4 miles away); High Point: An Early Haven for Sightseers & Sportsmen (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Gift of a State Park (approx. 5.5 miles away); Public Parks: Refuge & Recreation for All (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wantage Township.
 
Also see . . .  Lusscroft Farm. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
Addition near the main building at Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
3. Addition near the main building at Lusscroft Farm
Building at Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
4. Building at Lusscroft Farm
Main barn at Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
5. Main barn at Lusscroft Farm
Buildings at Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
6. Buildings at Lusscroft Farm
Other buildings on Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
7. Other buildings on Lusscroft Farm
Main entrance to Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
8. Main entrance to Lusscroft Farm
Wildlife abounds at Lusscroft Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
9. Wildlife abounds at Lusscroft Farm
 
 
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