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

Layton, New Jersey

 
 
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, October 15, 2012
1. Layton, New Jersey Marker
Inscription. Layton, once known as Laytons, was originally named Centreville. This village was settled by John Layton in the early 1800's. The first business here was owned by blacksmith Simeon Fisher, followed by Abraham Bell who established a carpenter's shop and tavern. "Squire" Layton opened a store here in 1835. The Centreville M.E. Church was incorporated on Feb. 16, 1828. Elizabeth (Shay) Faurot was the first interred in the adjoining churchyard in 1831. John B. Layton petitioned the U.S. Postal Service at Washington, D.C. in 1861 for mail delivery. The U.S. Postal Service named this village Laytons in his honor, and eventually changed the name to Layton. All of the township's one-room schools were closed in 1940 and the Sandyston School opened. In 1950, Sandyston and Walpack districts merged and formed the Sandyston-Walpack School.
 
Erected 2012 by Donated by the Sandyston Township Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 12.97′ N, 74° 49.544′ W. Marker is in Layton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on County Route 560. Click for map. Located directly in front of the Layton Post Office 07851. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Route 560, Layton NJ 07851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, October 15, 2012
2. Layton, New Jersey Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Bevans (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bevans, New Jersey (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dingman's Ferry (approx. 2.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Stokes State Forest (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hainesville, New Jersey (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Westbrook - Bell House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Mine Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wallpack, N.J. (approx. 4.9 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, October 15, 2012
3. Layton, New Jersey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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