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Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead

 
 
Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 12, 2010
1. Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead Marker
Inscription. Period of significance - c. 1762-1852
Listed New Jersey Register of Historic Places - 2003
Listed National Register of Historic Places - 2004
The farmstead is historically associated with the Rev. Samuel Kennedy, a renowned local minister and educator; Col. Ephraim Martin, a Revolutionary War soldier and New Jersey legislator; and Oliver Stelle, a prominent land owner. The farmstead is significant for its association with these early residents as well as containing a good example of early English-type barn and other architectural examples typifying 18th and 19th century domestic and agricultural building. The farmstead is an important vestige of Bernard Township's rural past.

Funding has been made possible in part by the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust / State of New Jersey, by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission and by the Township of Bernards.
 
Location. 40° 39.5′ N, 74° 31.684′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from King George Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the farmstead house which is down a long drive from the road. The associated marker, #20159, is visible
Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 12, 2010
2. Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead Marker
from the road at the entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead (about 800 feet away); Morris County (approx. half a mile away); Frederick W. Schmidt (approx. 1.2 miles away); Millington Schoolhouse #74 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mt. Bethel Meeting House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Village of Sterling (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 12, 2010
3. Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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