Titusville in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Spring House was used by the family living at the colonial Ferry House across route 9. The Spring House and the Store Barn facing the Ferry House are the only outbuildings of a once thriving family homestead and tavern.
Spring Houses were generally built in ground hollows over a spring, and were used for the storing of milk. The cold spring water running over the milk containers kept it cool as a refrigerator does today. Earth was usually sprinkled on the roof to encourage the growth of moss. This served as insulation to keep the interior of the building cool.
Location. 40° 17.933′ N, 74° 52.096′ W. Marker is in Titusville, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on River Road (New Jersey Route 29), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located in Washington Crossing State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville NJ 08560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prelude to Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Crossing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson Ferry House (about 300 feet away); Retreat and Counterattack – 1776 (about Continental Lane (about 300 feet away); Washington Crossing (about 700 feet away); Ferry Site (about 700 feet away); An Historic Site (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Titusville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.