“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Edgewater in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Vriessendael Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, December 11, 2010
1. Vriessendael Marker
Colony of David DeVries
The first known colony in present Bergen County was founded in 1640 by David Pietersz DeVries, a Dutch explorer, sea captain and patroon. Then part of New Netherland, the plantation included the Bouough of Edgewater. Here, DeVries built his house and raised tobacco, corn and cattle. In 1643 the settlement was destroyrd in a war with the Hackensack and Tappan Indians.
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society.
Location. 40° 50.034′ N, 73° 58.311′ W. Marker is in Edgewater, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on River Road near Glenwood Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Veterans Field. Marker is in this post office area: Edgewater NJ 07020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edgewater World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgewater Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgewater Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgewater World War I Monument
Vriessendael Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, December 11, 2010
2. Vriessendael Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); Palisades Amusement Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burdett's Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edgewater.
Also see . . .  Vriessendael, New Netherland on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Vriessendael Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, December 11, 2010
3. Vriessendael Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 726 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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