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Cranberry Mills Marker and gristmill stone image, Click for more information
By Deb Hartshorn, September 22, 2010
Cranberry Mills Marker and gristmill stone
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Cranberry Mills
This gristmill stone commemorates Cranberry Mills, the first industry in Cranbury - erected by Thomas Grubbs in 1737, on the south side of Cranbury Brook. The village, was once called Cranberry or Cranberry Town, changed its name to Cranbury late in . . . — Map (db m36117) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Parsonage Barn
This circa 1741 barn is the oldest in Cranbury and one of the oldest in New Jersey. It is a significant example of barn construction of the 18th century with its beams being hand hewn from white oak. Originally part of the Parsonage Plantation of . . . — Map (db m93829) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Site of Encampment
Site of encampment of Washington and his troops June 26, 1778 — Map (db m36080) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Site of House of Dr. Hezekiah StitesB. 1726 –D.1796
On June 26, 1778, Gen. George Washington met here with Col. Alexander Hamilton and Gen. Lafayette to plan what was to become the Battle of Monmouth. — Map (db m93841) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — The Cranbury Dam
The dam, constructed in the 1800's with rebuilding and repairs through the late 19th century, diverted the Cranbury Brook in order to supply power to the local grist and saw mills. Local sewer construction in the 1977 unearthed and partially . . . — Map (db m36399) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — The First Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Civil War MonumentThe Civil War Soldiers Monument in this cemetery, located behind the church building complex, is one of New Jersey’s earliest Civil War monuments. On June 3, 1865, Reverend Joseph Gaston Symmes of the First Presbyterian Church . . . — Map (db m93844) HM WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — The Second Presbyterian Church of Cranbury
The Sexton's House The adjacent private home located at 3 Westminster Place was constructed in 1840 as the home of the Sexton of the Church. As with most historic homes in Cranbury, this house has been modified since its original . . . — Map (db m95880) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Todd Beamer
This building is named in honor of Todd Beamer By act of congress P.L. 107-129 January 16, 2002 — Map (db m36075) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), East Brunswick — Basilone Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to the Memory of Gunnery Sergeant John A. Basilone of Raritan, NJ, United States Marine Corps. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism at Guadalcanal 1942. Killed in Action at Iwo Jima 1945. November 30, 1951 — Map (db m60985) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), East Brunswick — L.J. Smith Farmhouse
The L.J. Smith Farmhouse, circa 1860 stands as a tribute to the 19th century farming community of East Brunswick. Here lived “Apple Kings” and “Master Farmers,” George Smith and his son, Lawrence J. Smith, who were renowned . . . — Map (db m93891) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), East Brunswick — The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library
Built on an indian camping ground, this library faces the route of America's first steam train.

Across the river, stage coaches once plied their way from South Amboy to Burlington. In 1778 Washington's troops passed near the library site on . . . — Map (db m96087) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Danish Home
In 1914, the Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodges of the North East established the Danish Home for their aged members. The property was a 72 acre farm with an old Victorian house in an area known, at the time, as Raritan Township. The land was . . . — Map (db m53349) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Oak Tree PondOak Tree Pond Historic Park
The Oak Tree Pond, used by generations of residents for fishing and skating, has a surface area of one acre, making it the largest body of water in northern Edison. Spring fed, the pond also receives runoff from the surrounding area. The outflow . . . — Map (db m53341) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Saint James ChurchPiscatawaytown Burial Ground
St. James Episcopal Church was established in 1704. The original structure was built in 1724. In 1835 the church was destroyed by a tornado. It was rebuilt using as much of the original wood and fixtures as possible. The rear section was built in . . . — Map (db m53332) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills
The Oak Tree Engagement of June 26, 1777 took place in Edison Township near this marker. The engagement was one of four near continuous skirmishes that were known as the Battle of the Short Hills. In late 1776, the revolutionary forces under . . . — Map (db m53337) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Oak Tree NeighborhoodOak Tree Pond Historic Park
The Oak Tree neighborhood is named for the large oak tree which stood at the Oak Tree Corner. A market was located here during the Colonial era. It was through this crossroads during the Revolutionary War that Generals Howe and Cornwallis lead the . . . — Map (db m53346) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Reuben Ayers HouseOak Tree Pond Historic Park
For over 200 years, a farmhouse was located on this site. It was a simple one and one-half story house that had several additions over the years. The house was on a small hill, facing south, with a driveway leading down to New Dover Road. (Center . . . — Map (db m53338) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower
Plaque 1: This tower marks the site of the experimental laboratory built by Thomas Alva Edison, born Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847. The laboratory structure occupied by the inventor from 1876 to 1886, was transported in 1929 by his friend . . . — Map (db m33292) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Memorial
On this site 1876—1882 Thomas Alva Edison Began his work of service for the world to illumine the path of progress and lighten labor for mankind. This tablet is placed by the Edison Pioneers to attest the gratitude of the . . . — Map (db m33259) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Helmetta — Borough of Helmetta
The Helmetta Historical Society Established 1994 Borough of Helmetta incorporated in 1888 George W. Helme Snuff Mill Historic District Listed on State Register of Historic Places February 1, 1980 Listed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m95750) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Jamesburg — The Bell Shall Not Toll
The bell shall not toll but will remain forever silent in memory of those from Monroe Township who gave their lives in the service of their country — Map (db m34159) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Milltown — South Main Street Firehouse
Erected in 1889, the building served as Milltown School No. 78 until 1908 when the Milltown Public School was built on West Church Street. Once the move was made to the newer facility, this structure was used as the Milltown Municipal Building and . . . — Map (db m95772) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Monroe Township — Dey Farm Historic Site Monroe Township
The Charles Dey family acquired this 42 acre site on Old Church Road in 1927. Typical of farmsteads in this era, the house, which had been constructed in three stages beginning in 1820, was complemented by its red barns, shed and protective shade . . . — Map (db m95998) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Monroe Township — Eisenhower Tree
Planted June 2001 Honoring every veteran who has served our nation With respect and gratitude, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 262 Monroe Township, New Jersey — Map (db m35847) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Monroe Township — Monroe Township Memorial Park
Welcome to the Monroe Township Memorial Park Sculpture Designed by Blaise Batko The symbols used in the design of this site reflect the events that touched all of our lives on September 11, 2001. The nine black granite panels signify . . . — Map (db m35607) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Alexander Hamilton Horse Artillery Battery
Here Early December 1776 Alexander Hamilton (Graduate of King’s College) with his Battery of horse artillery covered the ford of the Raritan delaying the advance of the British across the river while Washington withdrew through Princeton to . . . — Map (db m10010) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Alexander Johnston Hall1830
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey ---------- Alexander Johnston Hall 1830 ----------Alexander Johnston Hall, the second oldest building at Rutgers, was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff in 1830 to provide a home for the Rutgers Preparatory . . . — Map (db m62727) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
Congregation Anshe Emeth was founded October 11, 1859. It was the first incorporated Jewish congregation in Middlesex County, and the fourth in New Jersey. The congregation, which followed American Reform liturgical practices, built New Brunswick’s . . . — Map (db m94036) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Brigadier General Anthony Walton White grave markerChrist Church Cemetery
(Inscription on the grave marker is illigible) (Bronze Tablet) In Memory of Brigadier General Anthony Walton White An officer of the American Army of the Revolution. A member of General Washington’s staff. Washington, Lafayette, and Kosciuszko . . . — Map (db m94019) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Buccleuch
Built about 1735 and occupied until 1774 by Anthony White whose wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Morris, and whose son was General Anthony White. Owned and occupied from 1774 by General William Burton of the British Army. Owned by the . . . — Map (db m8979) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Buccleuch Mansion
Buccleuch Mansion was built circa 1735-1739 by Anthony White for his bride Elizabeth, daughter of New Jersey Royal Governor Lewis Morris. Their son, Anthony Walton White, who was born and raised here, was an aide-de-camp to George Washington and an . . . — Map (db m94010) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Christ Church
Christ Church, founded in 1742, was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in July 28, 1989. In 1776, the third public reading of the Declaration of Independence was made from the foot of the church tower. Funding for the Exterior . . . — Map (db m94014) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Christ Church Parish
Christ Church Parish was organized in 1742 through the efforts of the Society for the Propacation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts-Samuel Seabury First Bishop in America 1754 Rector 1757-Abraham Beach active in the organization of the Episcopal Church . . . — Map (db m94018) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Class of 1924 Memorial
Gift of Class of 1924 in memory of Victor W. Simons, USNR August W. Lentz, Jr., USN Basil D. Gallagher, AUS died in World War II 1949 — Map (db m62731) HM WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — College Hall
Here in 1791, at what was then the end of George Street, stood College Hall, the second home of Queen’s College, now Rutgers University. The first home of the college with its grammar school, 1771-1791, was at the north-east corner of Albany and . . . — Map (db m62694) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Cuban Howitzer
Howitzer taken from Cabanas Fortress Havana Harbor, Cuba 1898 — Map (db m15769) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Daniel S. Schanck Observatory1866
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Daniel S. Schanck Observatory 1866 The Daniel S. Schanck Observatory, a two-story edifice which includes a revolving roof and a rear wing connected by a passageway, was . . . — Map (db m10068) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Geology Hall1872
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Geology Hall 1872 This brownstone structure was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the great-great-grandson of Rutgers’ first president. The building served as home to . . . — Map (db m10017) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Guest House
Built by Henry Guest, 1760, of local stone. Thomas Paine once stayed here briefly. Relocated in 1925, became Art Center in 1940. — Map (db m8956) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Kirkpatrick Chapel1873
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Kirkpatrick Chapel 1873 Kirkpatrick Chapel, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (great-great-grandson of the first president of Rutgers, also the architect of Geology . . . — Map (db m10016) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Men of Rutgers CollegeWho fought for the cause of independence in the American Revolution
To the memory of the men of Rutgers College Who fought for the cause of independence in the American Revolution This tablet is placed by the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on the 150th anniversary (November 10, . . . — Map (db m10071) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Milestones in MicrobiologyAmerican Society for Microbiology
In 1901, Edward B. Vorhees established here the country's first academic Department of Soil Chemistry and Bacteriology. Early studies by Jacob Lipman, Selman Waksman, Robert Starkey, and René Dubos explored microbial roles in the nitrogen cycle, . . . — Map (db m99308) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick
Settlement begun about 1680 by Dutch and English received from George II city charter as New Brunswick in 1730. This highway was an Indian trail to the falls of the Delaware and the Minisink Trail to Navesink crossed it here. It became the Great . . . — Map (db m62691) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Civil War Monument1861       1865
Erected by the people of New Brunswick in memory of the brave soldiers and sailors who fought in the defence of the Union during the War of the Rebellion Williamsburg • Antietam • Fredericksburg • New Bern • Atlanta • Gettysburg • Winchester • . . . — Map (db m62714) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Inn Site
Under the rooftree of the Inn which occupied this site General Washington tarried when in New Brunswick ----- On the adjoining square upon the arrival of the express rider the Declaration of Independence was acclaimed by all loyal citizens on July . . . — Map (db m8954) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Sailors
The city of New Brunswick, N.J. erects this memorial to her three sons who perished on the U.S.S. Maine February 15, 1898 in Havana Harbor, Cuba --------------- Frederick Lawrence Jernee William Henry Robinson John Henry Ziegler Back of . . . — Map (db m15768) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Station
Date 1903 William H. Brown, Engineer The New Jersey Railroad, chartered in 1832, was completed between Jersey City and New Brunswick in 1835. On January 2, 1836, the first train, a new locomotive named "The New Brunswick" traveled down from . . . — Map (db m95769) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Old Queens
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New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — On This High Ground
On this high ground the 7th Regiment of the British Army had its camp and a redoubt while General Howe and his troops occupied New Brunswick December 1, 1776 to June 22, 1777. At the edge of the hill above the river a battery of the American Army . . . — Map (db m41468) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Honoring Middlesex County recipients of “The Purple Heart” our nation’s oldest military medal My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe . . . — Map (db m62736) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Queen’s Campus1809
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Queen’s Campus 1809 Queen’s College (now Rutgers University) opened for instruction in 1771 in a tavern known as “the Sign of the Red Lion” on the corner of . . . — Map (db m10013) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Queen’s Campus1809
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Queen’s Campus 1809 Queen’s College (now Rutgers University) opened for instruction in 1771 in a tavern known as “the Sign of the Red Lion” on the corner of . . . — Map (db m10040) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Queen’s College
[Upper Right Hand Marker]: “Expediens est seminaria verae sophiae ericere” XXX MAI MDCCLV Queen’s College Founded by Royal Charter 10, Nov. 1766 Fixed its third site by the erection of this . . . — Map (db m10069) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Route Taken by Washington
Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty ” --------------- Marking the route taken by Washington from Philadelphia to Cambridge to assume command of the Patriot Army in 1775 --------------- Placed here by The New Jersey . . . — Map (db m62692) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Rutgers 9/11 Memorial
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey --------------- In memory of the men and women of Rutgers who were innocent victims of the terrorist attcks September 11,2001 Paul A. Acquavina   RC ’94 • Evan J. Baron   NCAS ’81 • David O. Campbell   RC . . . — Map (db m62733) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Selman Waksman and AntibioticsMartin Hall, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1936-1952 — National Historic Chemical Landmark
Martin Hall Cook College Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey 1936-1952 Here, in Martin Hall, Selman A. Waksman and his students isolated antibiotics produced by actinomycetes, most notably streptomycin, the first effective . . . — Map (db m99305) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — SSgt. Frank Z. Molnar
In memory of SSgt. Frank Z. Molnar United States Armywho was killed in action in Kontum Province Republic of Vietnam on May 20, 1967. SSgt. Molnar was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of . . . — Map (db m62713) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — The Indian Trail
The Indian Trail from the Delaware at Minisink to the sea at Navesink passed through the ravine nearby. In this vicinity before 1680 was the cabin of Cornelius Van Langeveldt (Cornelius Longfield), first settler of New Brunswick. On this land . . . — Map (db m95771) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — The Raritan River
The Raritan Indians lived in this valley. Indian trails from the Hudson to the Delaware and from the mountains to the sea crossed the river near here. Henry Hudson discovered the Raritan in 1609 and the English settled at Piscataway in 1667. . . . — Map (db m66977) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — The Ravine Bridge
Also known as the "Kissing Bridge," this favorite landmark was donated to Douglass College by the Class of 1926. Restored in the 1970's and again in 2001. Its original purpose was the span the ravine dividing the original campus from the land given . . . — Map (db m95770) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Theological Education in Old Queens
From 1811 to 1856 students preparing for ministry in the Reformed Church in America received their theological education in Old Queens. Erected on the occasion of the Bicentennial of New Brunswick Seminary 1784-1984 — Map (db m10072) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Van Nest Hall1847
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Van Nest Hall 1847 Originally two stories, Van Nest Hall was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff. Two nineteenth-century student literary societies, Peithessophian and . . . — Map (db m10019) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Winants Hall1890
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Winants Hall 1890 Designed by New York City architect Van Campen Taylor (Rutgers College, Class of 1867), Winants Hall was Rutgers’ sole dormitory until 1914. It is named . . . — Map (db m10018) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Old Bridge — Signal Hill
In 1779, a system of 23 alarm posts was established throughout the State. These alerted local militia to assemble at predetermined locations. In Old Bridge, a hill west of Higgins Road was used as one of these signal posts. The exact nature of the . . . — Map (db m93889) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — All Shapes, Sizes and MaterialsAids to Navigation — Maritime History
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, the presence of navigational dangers, and to help set their course. By 1852, however, lighthouses and lightships often looked so much alike that it was difficult to . . . — Map (db m43452) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Ambo Point
You are standing where Perth Amboy’s history began. This is the place called Ompoge, meaning ‘point.’ The Lenni Lenape used these beaches for thousands of years before any European settlers arrived. In 1651, it was deeded by the Lenni Lenape to . . . — Map (db m25116) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — City Hall
Original portion erected in accordance with an Act of the Provincial Assembly 1713 Capitol of the Province and the State of New Jersey 1713 - 1790 Courthouse of Middlesex County 1713 - 1793 City Hall of Perth Amboy 1718

Rebuilt 1766-67 Enlarged . . . — Map (db m76798) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free LandNew Jersey's Replica of the Liberty Bell
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of New Jersey by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive from . . . — Map (db m76782) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Elizabeth LawrenceWomen's Heritage Trail — Kearny Cottage
Kearny Cottage, in addition to being the home of United States Navy Commodore Lawrence Kearny, was also the home of his mother, Elizabeth Lawrence, who was a celebrated poet around the time of the Revolutionary War and afterward. She published her . . . — Map (db m93933) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — George Washington
The Father of his Country Erected by The Scandinavians of Perth Amboy   MDCCCXCVI — Map (db m84518) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Governor’s House
Built by the colonial proprietors of East Jersey in 1762, with bricks which were brought from England. Occupied first by Frederick Smyth, Chief Justice of the colony. Then, in 1774, by William Franklin, who was appointed Governor by the Crown. . . . — Map (db m7888) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Kearny CottageBuilt approximately 1784
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New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Kearny Cottage
Built about 1780. Home of Commodore Lawrence Kearny. His famous uncle, Captain James Lawrence also live here as a boy. — Map (db m93937) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Kearny Cottage: Historic Home
Kearny Cottage is a two-and-a-half story clapboard and shingle frame structure featuring a gabled “catslide” roof. The front porch is an addition from the Victorian era, newly restored. The original louvered shutters have been restored . . . — Map (db m93940) HM WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Market SquareCity Hall Park
Site of a 1680s Colonial Market

Dubbed "The Market House" this building was erected in the early 1740s to store and sell produce and imports.

The "Bill of Rights" Commemoration Arch was erected in 1989 to commemorate Perth Amboy as New Jersey's . . . — Map (db m76795) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Oldest Parish in the State
St. Peter’s is the oldest parish in the state. Founded in 1698 when the Bishop of London sent the Rev. Edward Portlock to be its’ minister. Chartered in 1718 by King George I. Used as a barracks for British troops in 1776. Here the colonial . . . — Map (db m7901) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Perth Amboy
Called “Ompoge” by Indians, “Ambo Point” by settlers. Built as capital and port of East Jersey, 1683. “Perth” was added for Lord Perth. — Map (db m7896) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Perth Amboy Barracks & Inventors’ Institute
During the French and Indian War (1754-63) British troops were initially quartered (housed) in private residences. After a wave of protests from the colonists, the Provincial Assembly in 1758 authorized the construction of barracks, for 300 men . . . — Map (db m93944) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Perth Amboy City HallBuilt in 1714-17
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 . . . — Map (db m76799) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Proprietary HouseBuilt in 1762
Additions placed in 1808 ------------------------- Built of British-imported brick by the Colonial Proprietors of East Jersey. Home of the last royal Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin in 1774. Became a British military headquarters during . . . — Map (db m84189) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Raritan Bay & New York HarborIndustry & Trade — Maritime History
Boating is a popular activity on Raritan and Sandy Hook bays. These waters provide both shelter from and access to the Atlantic Ocean. Over the past three centuries, maritime traffic in the Raritan Bay – New York Harbor area has increased . . . — Map (db m43453) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Record Office
This building, erected in 1867, contains the record of the East Jersey Proprietors, who bought Carteret’s lands in 1682. — Map (db m84517) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — St. Peter’s Church
Organized, 1698, St. Peter’s is New Jersey’s oldest Episcopal Parish. Royal charter, 1718. Churches on this site in 1722 and 1852. — Map (db m7899) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church & CemeteryFirst Service 1685, Replaced 1852 in Gothic Revival
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New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Surveyor General's OfficeBuilt in 1852-1854
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New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Bill of Rights Arch
The "Bill of Rights Arch" erected and dedicated November 20, 1989, is in tribute to the importance of New Jersey, as the first state to ratify the "Bill of Rights," and also to the proud role the City of Perth Amboy, as the First Capitol of New . . . — Map (db m76780) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Bluff: Witness to History
This piece of land has always been called the Bluff, meaning a hill with a broad, steep face. This site’s history suggests another meaning for bluff – to hoodwink. It was here that a delaying tactic permitted an escape, that a fugitive found . . . — Map (db m25112) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Earl of Perth
James Drummond of Scotland. Credited with initiating Perth Amboy's early growth and in whose honor the city is partially named. — Map (db m76800) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Perth Amboy Fireman's Triangle Forged 1883
For closed to a century this antiquated 400lb. converted locomotive wheel has been a symbol of courage, pride and valor to the men of the firefighting profession.

Coveted by many fire companies throughout the years, it has been secretly buried - . . . — Map (db m76802) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40Polish Home Army Veterans Assoc. N.J. Chapter
They fought as Allies during World War II, on land and sea and in the air The Battle of Britain 1940-45 Narvik, Norway 1940 Convoys to Murmansk 1940-43 Tobruk, North Africa 1941-42 Monte Cassino, Italy 1944 The Invasion of Normandy 1944-45 . . . — Map (db m76784) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Water Highway
From 1683 until 1859, this site was Perth Amboy’s transportation hub. It was the maritime equivalent of our cloverleaf junction. At this interchange – known as “Long Ferry,” to distinguish it from the shorter ferry to Staten . . . — Map (db m43449) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Thomas Mundy Peterson
Here lies the body of Thomas Mundy Peterson first negro voter in the United States under the fifteenth amendment at an election held in Perth Amboy March 31, 1870. A devoted churchman and good citizen. Member of a committee to revise the city . . . — Map (db m84530) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Thomas Mundy Peterson School
Built n 1871, this was the first public school building in Perth Amboy. The original eight-room school, which was doubled in size in 1905, exemplifies the best class of public school building erected in New Jersey in the years after the Civil War. . . . — Map (db m93943) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Piscataway — Raritan Landing
Beginning about 1720 a port named Raritan Landing existed at Landing Lane, the head of navigation on the Raritan River where seagoing sloops with a draft of five feet could come at high tide. There were docks at the waterfront; and warehouses, shops . . . — Map (db m95767) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Piscattaway — 1895
Erected by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Middlesex County Michael Welsh Director Geo H Blakeley Consulting Engineer Penn Bridge Co Builders Beaver Falls PA Landing Lane Bridge is a three span, haunched deck girder structure. It . . . — Map (db m95764) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Plainsboro — Burial site of "Elsie"The Borden Cow — A celebrated advertising trademark
Elsie, a purebred Jersey cow with enormous brown eyes was chosen to be the advertising symbol for the Borden Company. This became one of the best known and most successful icons in the history of American marketing. Elsie was featured at . . . — Map (db m36922) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Plainsboro — J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School
Plainsboro community leaders petitioned the State Legislature to grant the community incorporation as an independent township in 1919. This was successfully achieved in May of that year. Plainsboro School, the community’s first four-room . . . — Map (db m93845) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Plainsboro — Scudders Mills
A grist mill, a saw mill and a fulling mill known as Scudders Mill was located on Old Harrison Street 500' from this spot. The mill has been destroyed and Harrison Street relocated, intersecting U. S. Route 1. Built by Josiah Davison between . . . — Map (db m36923) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Plainsboro — You'll Do Lobelia
A pure bred Jersey cow One of the great Elsies of our time 1932 — 1941 — Map (db m36059) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Sayreville — Sayre & Fisher Reading Room
The reading room building was constructed in Sayreville in 1883 by the Sayre and Fisher Company for use as a library and a hall. The first floor hall was used for meetings, sales promotions and employee functions. Later it was called Sayreville Hall . . . — Map (db m93892) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Sayreville — Sayre and Fisher Brick Water TowerBorough of Sayreville
The Coastal Group, developers of the adjoining property have restored this brick water tower circa 1875 and have dedicated same to the borough in honor of those immigrants that were employed by the Brick Works and who through their toil, labors and . . . — Map (db m93911) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Sayreville — Sayreville 9-11 Memorial
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New Jersey (Middlesex County), Sayreville — Sayreville United Methodist Church
Chartered in 1848, the United Methodist Church was the first religious congregation in the part of South Amboy that would be incorporated as Sayreville in 1876. Methodism came to this area through a circuit rider—a minister on horseback . . . — Map (db m93914) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Sayreville — Sayreville, New Jersey Time Capsule
The contents of this Time Capsule are presented to the residents of Sayreville, New Jersey in 2076 from the residents of Sayreville, New Jersey in 1976 Mayor John E Czernikowsky Councilmen Kenneth W. Buchanan, Sr. • Alvin W. . . . — Map (db m5181) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Amboy — 1950 South Amboy Explosion
An explosion of tremendous violence occurred at approximately 7:26 pm on Friday, May 19, 1950, at the Pennsylvania Railroad Pier No. 4 (Powder Pier) at the foot of Augusta Street, South Amboy (across inlet). This event was the result of the . . . — Map (db m93916) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Amboy — First Air Mail Delivery Flight in New Jersey
The South Amboy Post Office was located here in 1912. From this post office the First Air Mail Delivery Flight in New Jersey was undertaken. This event was the brainchild of Assistant Postmaster Edwin Roddy, also a member of the South Amboy’s . . . — Map (db m93915) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Amboy — Old St. Mary’s High School
St. Mary’s parishioners built the school nearby at great sacrifice and dedicated it to Mary, Mother of God, in 1903. St. Mary’s served ten surrounding parishes during peace-time, wars and other catastrophes.

This marker placed in 2002 calls . . . — Map (db m93913) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Brunswick — The Titus Farm
For 53 years, Thomas Titus and his descendants farmed this plot of land. Once an enslaved person, his remains lie here in an unmarked grave, as if keeping watch over the old farmstead.

Gerardus Beekman, the slave holder, was a member of the . . . — Map (db m93879) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Plainfield — First Baptist Church of South Plainfield
The First Baptist Church, the oldest religious institution in South Plainfield, was founded by local Baptists in 1792 as the Samptown Baptist Church. The first church building was constructed in the same year outside the colonial hamlet of Samptown . . . — Map (db m93972) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Plainfield — Police Athletic League Memorial Field
Left side plague Patrolman Richard H. Conklin Badge #23 October 11, 1944-January 21 1972-After completing his tour of duty with the military, Conklin became a member of the South Plainfield Police Department on November 13, 1967. On . . . — Map (db m93976) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Plainfield — Quaker Meeting House
The first European settlers in this area were members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), who came from the regions around the cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen in Scotland. Encouraged by the East Jersey Board of Proprietors, they made their homes . . . — Map (db m93984) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South Plainfield — Samptown Cemetery
Site of an early colonial burial ground associated with the hamlet of Samptown. This place was chosen by local Baptists to be the location of the meeting house of the newly formed Samptown Baptist Church in 1792.

The first church building was . . . — Map (db m93988) HM WM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), South River — Cannon Brothers' Park
Dedicated to the memory of South River's first and second graduates of the US Naval Academy Classes of 1953 & 1957 Commander Leo J Cannon USNR Ret Major Matthew M Cannon USAF Ret who resided on this site. — Map (db m95751) HM WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South River — Old School Baptist Church
Circa 1805 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m5180) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South River — South River World War I Memorial
In memory of all those of South River, N.J. who served in the spirit of self sacrifice enrolled themselves in the service of their country 1914 • World War • 1919 Died in Service Wislently Boncarewicz • Conrad Schmitt • Frank . . . — Map (db m5194) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), South River — South River World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Conflict Memorial
A grateful community holds these names in honored memory. They gave their lives in World War II and the Korean War for our way of life. Grant them Eternal Rest. World War II Charles Anasiewicz • Milton Armstrong • Stephen E. Balazs • . . . — Map (db m5344) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Spotswood — General George WashingtonJuly 1, 1778
General George Washington from his field headquarters here in Spotwood, New Jersey signed the order to Court Martial General Charles Lee for failure to obey orders at the Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778 — Map (db m95661) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Spotswood — Spotswood Mills
Spotswood is situated at the confluence of the Manalapan and Matchaponix, which form the South River. These waterways provided natural power for a series of industries, beginning with a saw mill established by the 1720s by noted regional Lenape . . . — Map (db m95660) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Spotswood — Spotswood’s 1832 Camden & Amboy Railroad Memorial
The Camden & Amboy Railroad reached Spotswood in 1832 being built from Bordentown to South Amboy.

Based on British practice, stone “sleepers” were used to act as the foundation for the rails; quarries near New York’s Sing Sing . . . — Map (db m93880) HM

New Jersey (Middlesex County), Spotswood — St. Peter's Episcopal Church
This picturesque Gothic Revival style building executed in wood is St. Peter's second church. Built in 1849-51, the current structure replaced a smaller church built on this site in 1756-1759. The design of the new church departed from traditional . . . — Map (db m95754) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Aaron Dunn Homestead/Jost-Keating House
Home of Aaron Dunn, a soldier in the Revolutionary War. In 1835 acquired by James Bloodgood, who operated a tannery located by the brook that crosses Ridgedale Avenue. Circa 1685. — Map (db m93955) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Barron Arts Center Barron Library
Dedicated in 1877, as the Barron Library, it was the first library in Middlesex County. Donated by Thomas Barron, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who considered Woodridge his native town, this building served as a library until 1977. When the . . . — Map (db m93950) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Barron Estate
The Barron name is an important one in Woodbridge, as the family was one of the first to settle here in the late 17th century. The Barron family, noted patriots and philanthropists, made many contributions to the town. The Barron estate encompassed . . . — Map (db m93953) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Barron Library
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New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Cross Keys TavernUnited States Constitution Bicentennial
This tavern, operated at the time by John Manning, hosted the overnight stay of George Washington April 22, 1789 on route to his inauguration on April 30, 1789. Washington was accompanied on the part of the journey from New Brunswick to Rahway by . . . — Map (db m8987) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Cross Keys Tavern
On April 22, 1789, George Washington stayed the night at this Tavern on his way from Mount Vernon, Virginia, to New York City for his inauguration as the first President of the United States. Circa 1740 — Map (db m62697) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Dr. Moses Bloomfield House
NJ Provincial Representative, US Army surgeon in Rev. War, Freed his slaves in 1783, Father of Gov. Joseph Bloomfield. Circa mid-1700s — Map (db m93957) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church
The first meeting house for religious purposes was built here on the ‘Kirk Green’. Replaced by the present church in 1803 and built by Jonathan Freeman, it is known as the Old White Church. 1675 — Map (db m62707) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Oldest Tombstone – 1690 of 57 original Woodbridge families, 33 buried here. Chartered by Charles II, King of England 1669 — Map (db m62705) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church of WoodbridgeFounded 1675
A house of worship has stood on this site since 1675. In that year a religious meeting house was built which was also the seat of Woodbridge Township government. The founders of Woodbridge were Puritans and the church was non denominational until . . . — Map (db m62710) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — George Washington’s InaugurationUnited States Constitution Bicentennial
“On this site stood the historic Cross Keys Tavern”     where George Washington and his party including Governor Livingston arrived late afternoon Saturday April 22, 1789 to spend the night before proceeding to . . . — Map (db m19889) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951
In memory of the 85 people who perished on February 6, 1951, when a Pennsylvania Railroad Commuter Train derailed ¼ of a mile (1300 feet) south of this station, and in recognition of the Woodbridge residents and those of the surrounding communities . . . — Map (db m6678) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Lawrence Tennant Ballard
In loving memory of Lawrence Tennant Ballard Who gave his life in the World War October 1, 1918 At the final breaking of "The Hindenburg Line" Remember that the greatest glory God can accord to man, is the Glory incomparable of . . . — Map (db m6682) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — NJ POW Memorial
Remembering those that endured captivity Honoring those that did not survive Ex-prisoners of War N.J. — Map (db m62734) WM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Presbyterian Church
By the Grace of God, “A building about thirty feet square unpainted inside and out, with no steeple or bell without and no stove within” was erected on this place in 1675 to serve as both a community church, town hall and burial ground . . . — Map (db m62760) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will . . . — Map (db m62735) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots of Woodbridge1776 1927
In memory of the Revolutionary soldiers and patriots of Woodbridge, New Jersey Placed by Janet Gage Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m7904) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — St. James SchoolUnited States Constitution Bicentennial
On this site in September 1890, Mother M. Joseph and Sisters M. Sebastian, M. Baptist and M. Josephus (Sisters of Mercy) founded St. James School. The school was located in the frame building which had formerly been the church. The school was . . . — Map (db m19890) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — The Second World War Memorial — Ballard Park
Dedicated to the Glory of God and to the memory of these brave young men who gave their lives in the Second World War and whose names are here inscribed for all generations to read and remember. They died with honor on the field of battle so that we . . . — Map (db m6681) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Trinity Church
Not long after Woodbridge Township was founded in 1669, the Independent Meeting House was built nearby for nondenominational services. Records show that Anglican services were first held there in 1698. In 1710, it was announced that the Independent . . . — Map (db m62703) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Trinity Episcopal ChurchFounded 1702
First service held December 29th 1703 By Rev. John Keith First Church erected about 1712 Second Church erected on old site 1754 Charter granted by King George III December 6th 1769 Second Church destroyed by fire 1858 Corner Stone of present Church . . . — Map (db m39976) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Trinity Episcopal Church
Edward Portlock first conducted services in Woodbridge in 1698, making Trinity one of the oldest parishes in New Jersey. After fire destroyed a second building, the present church was built. Built 1861 — Map (db m62701) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — United States Post OfficeWoodbridge, New Jersey 07095
The original post office of Woodbridge, established July 31, 1792, was located at the Cross Keys Tavern on the northwest corner of Amboy Avenue and Main Street. The first postmaster appointed by Postmaster General Timothy Pickering was the Honorable . . . — Map (db m19888) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Woodbridge
November 28-29, 1776, Washington passed this way on the march to New Brunswick. April 22, 1789, on his inaugural tour to New York, he lodged at the Cross Keys Tavern at the northwest corner of Main Street and Perth Amboy Avenue. — Map (db m88629) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Woodbridge Police Memorial
Sept. 27, 1964 Dedicated to the memory Of our departed brothers — Map (db m6680) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Woodbridge Township
The first settlers arrived here in the mid-1600s after the land was purchased from the Lenni Lenape People. The township was chartered June 1, 1669 by King Charles II of England. Composed of ten separate towns, it remains the oldest continuing . . . — Map (db m6679) HM
New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Woodbridge War Memorial
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of Woodbridge, N.J. who fought in the wars of our country. Erected by the citizens of Woodbridge, N.J. 1911
Map (db m62716) WM

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