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

Fredon

 
 
Fredon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2008
1. Fredon Marker
Inscription. Fredon Township, incorporated in 1904 became the last town in Sussex County and the only so named in the Country. Fredon, a name proposed for our nation in the early 1800's means a place of peace and freedom. The Route 94 crossroads, known as Coursen's Corners, became a town center in the early 1800's when the Coursen Family had a school, store and blacksmith shop here. The Fredon Post Office operated from 1834 to 1901. The Paulins Kill forms the town's Western Border. The East-West Jersey Partition Line crosses through the township. John W. Griggs became New Jersey's Governor in 1895.
 
Erected 2007 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° 2.058′ N, 74° 48.933′ W. Marker is in Fredon Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of New Jersey Route 94 and Phil Hardin Road (County Road 610) when traveling north on State Route 94. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Fredon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2008
2. Fredon Marker
U.S.S. Bunker Hill Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Casper Shafer (approx. 3.1 miles away); Moody’s Raids (approx. 3.5 miles away); Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Hill Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); George Washington Tree (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Newton Burial Ground (approx. 3.6 miles away); Home of Thomas Anderson (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
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Coursen Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
3. Coursen Farmhouse
Out-buildings and barn of Coursen Farm image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
4. Out-buildings and barn of Coursen Farm
 
 
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