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

Capít John Huylerís Farm

 
 
Capít John Huylerís Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
1. Capít John Huylerís Farm Marker
Inscription. In 1776, a 180 acre farm here was owned by Loyalist John Ackerson. It extended from the Tenakill to the Hudson, bordered on the north by the road used by British invaders that year. Seized as enemy property, it was bought in 1784 by Militia Captain John Huyler. The main wing of this house was built in 1836 by his son, Peter. The stone work is exceptional. The outbuilding of stone was probably a kitchen with quarters for slaves. Sponsored by Cresskill Lions Club.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 66.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.179′ N, 73° 57.399′ W. Marker is in Cresskill, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on County Road (County Route 501), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 County Road, Cresskill NJ 07626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huylerís Landing Road (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Christie-Parsels House
Marker with House in Background image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
2. Marker with House in Background
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Everett – Dunn House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Tenafly Railroad Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Merritt Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Merritt (approx. 1.1 miles away); British & Hessian Invasion (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cresskill.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
County Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
3. County Road Marker
Cornwallis led the British army past this site in 1776 when they were on their way to attack Washington's army in Fort Lee.
Home of Captain John Huyler image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
4. Home of Captain John Huyler
Capt. Huyler bought confiscated property that was originally owned by a Loyalist. Today it is a private residence.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,000 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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