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Jacobus Demarest Homestead

 
 
Jacobus Demarest Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
1. Jacobus Demarest Homestead Marker
Inscription. The earliest part of this house, one of the oldest in the county, was built on land purchased in 1677 by David Demarest, Sr., founder of the Huguenot Colony in Bergen County. His grandson Jacobus, born 1681, lived here until his death in 1763. Jacobus’ son John completed the house in 1765. It remained in the family until 1850. An architectural feature surviving from its early days is its unbroken gambrel roof.

Sponsored by New Milford Woman’s Club, 1976.
 
Erected 1976 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 90.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.046′ N, 74° 1.545′ W. Marker is in New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on River Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 River Road, New Milford NJ 07646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Demarest-Bloomer House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Borough of River Edge (approx. half a mile away); French Burying Ground (approx. 0.7
Jacobus Demarest Homestead and Marker on River Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
2. Jacobus Demarest Homestead and Marker on River Road
miles away); Site of the French Church and Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richard T. Cooper House (approx. one mile away); Washington Spring (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Spring (approx. 1.2 miles away); South Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Jacobus Demarest House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
3. Jacobus Demarest House
The unbroken gambrel roof, a feature from the earliest days of this house, is visible in this photo.
Jacobus Demarest Homestead	 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
4. Jacobus Demarest Homestead
The Jacobus Demarest Homestead, dating back to 1677, is located at 618 River Road in New Milford, NJ. It is one of the oldest houses in Bergen County.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,267 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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