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

Derick Banta House

 
 
Derick Banta House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
1. Derick Banta House
Inscription. This example of Dutch Colonial architecture was built between 1780-1790 by Derick Banta, soldier in the American Revolution, after his birthplace here was burned by Tories. Owned by the Quackenbush family from 1792, it was sold to Isaac Dixon in 1862, whose son Robert was Dumontís fourth Mayor. In 1929 Miss Sarah Dixon devised the homestead to the town for a public library.

Sponsored by the Old Schraalenburg Historical Society 1975.
 
Erected 1975 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.501′ N, 73° 59.603′ W. Marker is in Dumont, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 Washington Avenue, Dumont NJ 07628, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old North Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Grateful Remembrance (about 500 feet away); Camp Merritt (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Merritt Memorial
Marker on Washington Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
2. Marker on Washington Avenue
The Derick Banta House is listed on the Registered Historic Places in Bergen County, New Jersey.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Zabriskie-Christie House (approx. 0.9 miles away); African American Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Old Slave Cemetery (approx. one mile away); South Church (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dumont.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Derick Banta House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
3. The Derick Banta House
Today, the Derick Banta House serves as the Dixon Homestead Library.
 
 
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