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Newton in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Newton Green

A Birthplace of Democracy

 
 
Newton Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
1. Newton Green Marker
Inscription. The Courthouse Yard was a central part of landowner Jonathan Hamptonís Town Plot in 1762. It was used for political meetings, corporal punishment, militia trainings, public entertainments, and a common pasture. Until 1858 voters in township elections indicated their choice by moving either up or downhill on the Green for a head count.

The 90-ton granite Civil War Soldierís and Sailorís Monument was erected in 1895.

In eternal gratitude to all those from Sussex County who have served in our armed forces.
 
Erected 2000 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 3.486′ N, 74° 45.151′ W. Marker is in Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street (U.S. 206) and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Spring Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defenders of the Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away,
Marker on the Newton Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
2. Marker on the Newton Green
This photo looks west, in the direction of the Sussex County Courthouse.
measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Newton Green (about 300 feet away); Sussex County (about 300 feet away); Home of Thomas Anderson (about 500 feet away); George Washington Tree (about 600 feet away); The Hill Memorial (about 600 feet away); Old Newton Burial Ground (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newton.
 
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Newton Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
3. Newton Green Marker
Newton Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
4. Newton Green
The Civil War Monument mentioned on the marker can be seen in this photo.
Civil War Soldierís and Sailorís Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
5. Civil War Soldierís and Sailorís Monument
The monument lists the battles participated in by Sussex County residents in what it calls "The War of the Rebellion."
Sussex County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
6. Sussex County Courthouse
The Court House is located on the west side of the Newton Green.
Sussex County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 7, 2010
7. Sussex County Veterans Memorial
This memorial to all Sussex County, NJ Veterans is located on the "Green" or County Park in the Town of Newton
Sussex County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By R. C., July 24, 2010
8. Sussex County Courthouse
 
 
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