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Belleville in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

School Number One

 
 
School Number One Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2012
1. School Number One Marker
Inscription.
“The Academy”
Belleville’s First Public School
Established 1853

Belleville Historical Society

 
Erected 1976 by Belleville Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 47.196′ N, 74° 8.946′ W. Marker is in Belleville, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Belleville Tnpk (New Jersey Route 7) and Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Mareker is in the cemetery behind the Belleville Reformed Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 171 Main Street, Belleville NJ 07109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Dutch Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah Hornblower (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rutgers Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belleville First Fire House (about 500 feet away); LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge (about 600 feet away); Route 7 Bridge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Belleville.
 
Also see . . .  Village of Second River – Belleville, NJ.
Belleville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2012
2. Belleville Marker
The marker is part of the 1839-1989 Belleville Historic Route (see lower marker).
(Submitted on April 6, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Education
 
School Number One Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2012
3. School Number One Marker
Marker in the Dutch Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2012
4. Marker in the Dutch Church Cemetery
The School Number One marker can be seen next to the church.
Belleville Reformed Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2012
5. Belleville Reformed Church
The marker is located in the cemetery behind this 1697 Dutch Church.
1776 Retreat Route image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2012
6. 1776 Retreat Route
Gen. George Washington's army passed the site of School Number One in 1776 when they were retreating across New Jersey. This event is noted by a series of signs such as this one in front of the Dutch Church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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