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

Newton Green

 
 
Newton Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
1. Newton Green Marker
Inscription. The only Colonial county seat in New Jersey where a court house on its original site fronts a town square or public Green.

In 1908 architect J.J. Vreeland added an upper story and Classical porch to the County Clerk and Surrogate Offices, built by Brink & Knox in 1859. It became the County Park Building in 1930. The Romanesque Revival Hill Fountain was built of local limestone in 1895 by gift from Joshua Hill, a native of Sussex County.
 
Erected 2000 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 3.518′ N, 74° 45.207′ W. Marker is in Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (U.S. 206) and Spring Street, on the left when traveling south on High Street. Click for map. Marker is located across the street from the Sussex County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sussex County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Sussex County (here, next to this marker); Defenders of the Union
Marker across from Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
2. Marker across from Court House
The Sussex County Court House can be seen beyond the marker.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Newton Green (about 300 feet away); Home of Thomas Anderson (about 600 feet away); George Washington Tree (about 700 feet away); The Hill Memorial (about 700 feet away); Old Newton Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Newton Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
3. Newton Green
This photo of the Newton Green looks towards the Sussex County Court House and the location of the marker.
Sussex County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
4. Sussex County Court House
The photo shows the Court House's classical porch that was added in 1908.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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