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Fair Lawn in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead

 
 
Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2008
1. Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead Marker
Inscription.
One of the last farmsteads in Fair Lawn stood on this site. The house built by Henry A. Hopper in 1855 was razed for road improvement in 1989. He was a Sheriff and Freeholder of Bergen County and served in the State Legislature. In 1919 William M. Croucher, Sr., bought the farm and with his sons, Percy, Clarence and William worked the land as a truck farm until 1953.
Sponsored by James R. Croucher, Sr., 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 76.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.287′ N, 74° 7.503′ W. Marker is in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and New Jersey Route 208, on the right when traveling south on Fair Lawn Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located off the exit ramp of 208 West to Fairlawn Avenue South. Marker is in this post office area: Fair Lawn NJ 07410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Radburn Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slave House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holocaust and World War II Memorial
Marker on Fairlawn Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2008
2. Marker on Fairlawn Avenue
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); We Will Never Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cadmus House Museum (approx. half a mile away); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Radburn (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fair Lawn.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2008
3. Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead
What was once a large farmstead is now the middle of a busy intersection of a state highway and a main street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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