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Perth Amboy in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Perth Amboy City Hall

Built in 1714-17

 
 
Perth Amboy City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
1. Perth Amboy City Hall Marker
Inscription.
Site of First Ratification of the
United States Bill of Rights.
Prior to 1790, it served as New Jersey's
Colonial and State Capital.

The oldest public building in continuous
use in the United States. The first African
American voted here under the
15th Amendment.

Listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.


 
Location. 40° 30.38′ N, 74° 15.935′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on High Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Earl of Perth (a few steps from this marker); Record Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Surveyor General's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernment
 
Perth Amboy City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
2. Perth Amboy City Hall Marker
Perth Amboy City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
3. Perth Amboy City Hall
Historic Perth Amboy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
4. Historic Perth Amboy
Founder 1683 Incorporated 1718
Capital East Jersey 1686-1702
Capital New Jersey 1702-1790
First State Ratification Site
U.S. Bill of Rights
November 20, 1789
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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