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By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
Basking Ridge Marker
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — “George” 2001
Did General George Washington sleep here? Maybe. We do know, history says our “Grain Room” stored grain for his troops during the winter of 1778. Artist: Adrienne Crombie, Frenchtown, N.J. Millstone 18th CenturyOne of the two stones used . . . — Map (db m32680) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Basking Ridge
First settled by James Pitney and others about 1720. General Charles Lee was captured at the Tavern by the British, December 13, 1776. — Map (db m8514) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Basking Ridge
A log Hospital for Continental Army soldiers was located on the slope of this ravine. A frame Presbyterian Church stood at the top of the hill near the famous oak and burial ground. — Map (db m8526) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard
In memory of the Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the graveyard of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Alward, Benjamin • Ayres, John • Ayres, Nathaniel • Baird, John • Bockoven, George • Boylan, John • Brees, John Jr. • . . . — Map (db m21970) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township 9-11 MemorialSeptember 11, 2001
We shall never forget our friends and neighbors who rode the rails with us that morning but did not return with us that night. May this tree serve as a living memorial to the following community members who died in the tragic attack on the . . . — Map (db m22510) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township Veterans Monument
A tribute to the armed forces personnel from Bernards Township who have served our country. Dedicated with deep appreciation, we honor their great courage in the defense of freedom throughout the world. Korea 1950-1955 Vietnam . . . — Map (db m36866) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township War Memorial
In Honor of All Who Served Our Country — Map (db m18232) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township War Memorial1917 - 1918           1941 - 1945
Dedicated in grateful appreciation to the men and women of Bernards Township who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II that Peace, Freedom and Justice might not perish from the Earth. — Map (db m39974) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Early Church
A pioneer log church was built under the ancient oak before 1731. A frame church replaced it in 1749. Present structure, 1839. — Map (db m8508) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead
The Rev. Samuel Kennedy established a classical school here in 1764. Col. Ephraim Martin lived here during the Revolutionary War. The Stelle family and their descendants resided here 1794 - 1940. — Map (db m20159) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead
Period of significance - c. 1762-1852 Listed New Jersey Register of Historic Places - 2003 Listed National Register of Historic Places - 2004 The farmstead is historically associated with the Rev. Samuel Kennedy, a renowned local minister . . . — Map (db m32986) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Kennedy-Matin-Stelle FarmsteadCirca 1760
Lying along the Passaic River, the farmstead was first developed early in the second half of the 18th century. At one time, the property encompassed 340 acres with 14 structures including a Dutch framed farmhouse, wagon house, and large English . . . — Map (db m89874) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Lord Stirling Estate
This parkland includes part of Stirling’s 1762 estate. Stirling (1726-83), a friend of George Washington, was a Revolutionary War Major General. — Map (db m8530) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Lord Stirling ManorBrick Outbuildings
This property is the site of Lord Stirling Manor, built by William Alexander "Lord Stirling" in 1763 where he lived until 1779. The original residence was razed by fire in 1920 and a new residence was built on part of the remaining foundation where . . . — Map (db m40353) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Madisonville
An early 1700s hamlet, home of Coffee House Tavern a sawmill and a nub and spoke factory. — Map (db m8907) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Site of Widow White’s Tavern
Here on December 13, 1776, Major General Charles Lee, second in command to General Washington in the Continental Army, was taken prisoner by a British Patrol. — Map (db m8511) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Somerset Hills Airport
Site of the Somerset Hills Airport in operation from 1932 - 1981. An important airmail destination during aviation's pioneer days, it also was a U.S. Army Air Force flight instruction facility from 1941 - 1945 — Map (db m36367) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Southard Park
Henry Southard 1767-1842 Settled in Basking Ridge, 1755. Justice of the Peace, Assemblyman, U.S. Representative Samuel L. Southard 1787-1842 Son of Henry, Born in Basking Ridge, Tenth Governor of New Jersey, . . . — Map (db m21971) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — The Brick Academy
This building was erected in 1809 by Rev. Robert Finley to house a classical school founded by him in 1797. Statesmen, professional men, and business leaders were among its graduates. The academy served as a public school from 1853 to 1903. Owned by . . . — Map (db m18305) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — Map (db m8902) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — William ChildsTo The Memory of — 1865 - 1938
Who has enriched and beautified our community by the restoration of historic sites and buildings. This tablet is erected in grateful appreciation by the Basking Ridge Historical Society. — Map (db m19596) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — African Burying Ground1801
On June 22, 1801, three African American Men - one free Negro and two slaves - purchased one tenth on an acre of land from Aaron Melick for the sum of three dollars to establish a burying ground for the "Black people of the Neighborhood." This is . . . — Map (db m95402) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — Artillery Park
Site of the 1778 - 1779 Winter encampment during the Revolutionary War of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Continental Artillery, artificers and armourers under the command of General Henry Knox.

Located and confirmed by the Pluckemin Archaeological Project. . . . — Map (db m82405) HM

New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — Bedminster War Memorials
(See Markers Below) — Map (db m90138) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — Lamington Black Cemetery19th Century Burial Grounds on the National Register of Historical Places
There are 97 identified graves here: 36 with names and 61 unknown, including former slaves and free blacks who were members of the Lamington Presbyterian Church. Remains of 5 Civil War veterans who fought heroically for the Union lie here. As you . . . — Map (db m16975) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — Presbyterian Church of Lamington
Built About 1740. Rebuilt 1826. Front Added 1854. — Map (db m19599) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — The Jacobus Vanderveer House
Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Farmhouse Built c. 1760. Headquarters of General Henry Knox During The 1778-1779 Winter Encampment Of The Continental Army Near Pluckemin — Map (db m16983) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster Township — Melick Home
Built in 1751 by Johannes Moelick, a German farmer and tanner. Made famous by Andrew D. Mellick's "Story of an Old Farm". — Map (db m76431) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Benardsville — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — Map (db m8901) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bernards Township — Frederick W. Schmidt
This monument has been placed here in memory of Frederick W. Schmidt 1865-1926 By the trustees of his estate Mr. Schmidt owned and operated the nearby Millington Quarry which opened in 1895. He later organized the North Jersey Quarry Company . . . — Map (db m47292) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bernardsville — A Revolutionary WinterMorristown National Historical Park
Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the suffering and devotion of Washington’s army during the severest winter of the Revolution when these woods gave shelter, fuel, and water – but precious little else. That winter of bitter . . . — Map (db m11896) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bernardsville — A Warm FireMorristown National Historical Park
In 1779 soldiers of the New Jersey Brigade built this hearth. Archeologists stabilized it and removed the other artifacts found here for protection. The hearth provided the hut’s only comfort: a warm fire. Food ran out. Many men had no shoes and . . . — Map (db m11899) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bernardsville — Bernardsville War Memorials
Top Plaque 1917 - 1919 Erected in memory of the Boys of Bernrads Township who gave their lives in the World War. James Kilday • Arthur A. Card • Russull W. Mullen • Robert E. Pope • William Neill • Francis Bergen • Paul . . . — Map (db m19598) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bernardsville — New Jersey 7th Brigade
Blizzards, extreme cold, lack of food and medical care -- All endured by the New Jersey Brigade in the winter of 1779-80 while it camped here and watched British movements in New York. — Map (db m16608) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Blackwells Mills — Blackwells Mills Canal House
Historic Blackwells Mills Canal House circa 1835. Home to generations of Bridge Tenders who opened and closed the swinging bridge for canal traffic. — Map (db m94091) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Blawenberg — BlawenburgLocal Historic District
State & National Registers of Historic Places A 19th century Turnpike Village originally settled, circa 1739 by John Blaw & Michael Blaw, the mill owner. — Map (db m32936) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Battle of Bound BrookOpening Phase: 5:00 – 6:30 am   April 13, 1777
Hessian Jaeger Captain Johann Von Ewald wrote the following account of the action on April 13, 1777. “At daybreak I came upon an empty picket on this side of the stone causeway which led to Bound Brook through a marsh along the Raritan . . . — Map (db m32282) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Battle of Boundbrook
[Front of monument]: This stone marks the site of the Battle of Boundbrook, fought April 13, 1777, between 500 American soldiers under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln and 4,000 British troops under Lord Cornwallis. [Back of . . . — Map (db m7758) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Bound Brook Library World War I Memorial
That empires might fall and that peoples every where might be free, these men and women jeoparded their lives unto the death in the World War 1914 - 1918. — Map (db m76982) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Bound Brook World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of our fallen comrades of the World War. Giles – Biondi Post #63 — Map (db m39973) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — MiddlebrookEnigma of the British Army
During the 1777 encampment, Washington’s heavily entrenched stronghold defied the massed British Army of 18,000 under Howe and prevented the British movement against Philadelphia by land (June 14 to 30). This delay caused Howe to move by sea, with . . . — Map (db m7761) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Old Stone Bridge
Originally planned in 1683 but not constructed until about 1731, this triple arch stone bridge is believed to be one of the oldest examples of its type still existing in New Jersey. Perhaps it is the oldest. The bridge marks the boundary between . . . — Map (db m32283) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — The Council Oak
This white oak, one of the oldest in N.J., was already about 80 feet tall on May 4, 1681, when two Lenni-Lenape indian chiefs sold the 5000 acres on which Bound Brook now stands to New Jersey governor Phillip Carteret and seven other men. The tree . . . — Map (db m76447) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — The Frelinghuysen Tavern
This tablet marks the site of The Frelinghuysen Tavern. Here Hendrick Harpending, a shoemaker from Holland, built his home circa 1720, which later became a tavern, owned by his son, Peter. Soon after the adoption of the Declaration of . . . — Map (db m523) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook1896 - 2013
Founded in 1688 and the oldest congregation in Somerset County, this fifth sanctuary was designed by Oscar S. Teale in 1896 and dedicated in 1898. Unique features of this medieval revival style building include a semi-circular floor plan, . . . — Map (db m76448) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Thirteen Star Flag
By special Act of Congress, the Betsy Ross flag is flown here 24 hours each day. This is to commemorate Washington’s Army having encamped in this area June 14, 1777, the day Congress adopted the Flag Resolution. The period of encampment extended . . . — Map (db m7759) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Van Horn Plaza
Dedicated to Colonel James H. Van Horn 1881 – 1974 For his efforts to preserve the trees, plantings, and beauty at this plaza and throughout the Borough of Bound Brook. Bound Brook Mayor Council Bound Brook Shade Tree Commission Bound . . . — Map (db m82357) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — War Memorial
In grateful memory to these and those unknown who have died so that we may live. — Map (db m76571) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bound Brook — Washington Camp Ground
Dedicated a historic site in 1889 by citizens of the community to memorialize the encampment of Washington’s Army in 1777 and from Nov. 1778 to June 1779. The Middlebrook encampment in New Jersey entered the National Register of Historic Places . . . — Map (db m7762) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Branchburg — Branchburg Veterans Memorial
Main Marker: In Honor and Memory of all the Men and Women of Branchburg who proudly served our country in the armed forces of the United States of America. In recognition of the Branchburg Veterans Memorial Committee. Dedicated . . . — Map (db m16993) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Branchburg — South Branch School
Erected 1874 Restored by Branchburg Township Tercentenary Comm. J. Fred Baer, Chairman 1964 — Map (db m16992) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Brenardsville — Bernardsville Fire Company
To the glory of God and in memory of the departed members of the Bernardsville Fire Company. — Map (db m19597) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bridgewater — 1777 Encampment
The Continental Army camped here from May 28 to July 2, 1777. Advance units were on the slopes facing the Raritan Valley. — Map (db m21852) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bridgewater — Bridgewater Township Historic Monument
[Plaque #1] Early History The Lenni Lenape Indians settled along the Raritan River, utilizing the river for food and transportation, while cultivating the flood plains by planting corn and a variety of other crops. Heavy barges . . . — Map (db m49974) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bridgewater — Derrick Van Veghten HouseCirca 1725
The house stands on its original site over looking the Raritan River. The land was once part of an 834 acre plantation that Derrick’s father, Michael, purchased in 1697. Derrick, who was born here in 1699, was a prosperous farmer, respected member . . . — Map (db m60362) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bridgewater — Jacob Vosseller HouseCirca 1753
18th century home and General Store of Jacob Vosseller. 19th century Stage Coach Inn and Tavern known as Allen Inn. — Map (db m33196) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bridgewater — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton Jan. 1777. Erected by Gen. Frelinghuysen Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m33183) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Far Hills — Far Hills StationDate 1914 — L.R. Simpson, Architect
Far Hills Station was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1914 and was designed by a staff architect, L.R. Simpson. Simpson was an assistant to Frank J. Nies, a prolific architect for the railroad, who designed most of the . . . — Map (db m16982) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Far Hills — Far Hills War Monument
(See Markers Below) — Map (db m90139) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Far Hills — Moggy HollowA Glacial Relic
When Earth temperatures started cooling about 100,000 years ago, ice built up in the North to over a mile in height. Forced to flow outward by its own weight, the ice sheet spread south, bulldozing the land. Then with a rise in global temperature, . . . — Map (db m18700) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Far Hills — Purvis James Boatwright Jr."P.J." — 1927 - 1991
P.J. Boatwright served the USGA with dedication and distinction for over three decades. Renowned for his expertise in conducting championships, he was also the world's foremost authority on the rules of golf. P.J. was the ultimate arbiter in . . . — Map (db m18212) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Green Brook — Washington Rock
From this rock General George Washington watched the movements of the British forces during the anxious months of May and June 1777. Erected by the Continental Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution - and the people of - . . . — Map (db m7765) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Green Brook — Washington RockWashington Rock State Park
You are standing on a rocky outcrop that was a strategic lookout for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. At that time, the land was mostly fields and meadows offering a clear view for 30 miles. In June of 1777, the ability to . . . — Map (db m7766) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Green Brook — Washington Rock
In May, 1777, General George Washington moved his army from Morristown to the Watchung Mountains above Bound Brook. The British Army, under the command of Sir William Howe, were reinforcing their base at New Brunswick and hoping to draw the American . . . — Map (db m60363) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Griggstown — Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station
The D&R Canal was built between the years 1830 and 1834. The waterway connected the Delaware and Raritan Rivers and, after its completion, served to expedite the flow of commerce between Philadelphia and New York City. Coal was the primary commodity . . . — Map (db m33195) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Griggstown — Historic River Road and River Crossing
Route of Continental Army of Morristown after Battle of Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777. Route also of armies marching from New York to Yorktown, VA. Aug. 30-31, 1781. — Map (db m16700) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Griggstown — Washington’s Route from Princeton
By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton January, 1777. Erected by Camp Middlebrook Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m46166) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Harlingen — Harlingen Road BridgeOver Fox Brook
Harlingen Village grew up around the Reformed Church beginning in the 1750s. It evolved into Montgomery Township's chief religious, civic, and business center. Harlingen Road, the village's main street, crossed Fox Brook in the Village as early as . . . — Map (db m31955) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Hillsborough — General Frederick Frelinghuysen MemorialVan Nest Burying Ground aka Frelinghuysen Burying Ground
In memory of Gen. Frederick Frelinghuysen 1760-1804 of Revolutionary fame who is buried within these wall. — Map (db m94090) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Kingston — Kate McFarlane and Josephine SwannWomen’s Heritage Trail
In 1783, while Congress was meeting at Nassau Hall in nearby Princeton, Rockingham was rented from Margaret Berrien, the widow of NJ Supreme Court Justice John Berrien, for the use of General George Washington. It served as what became his final . . . — Map (db m77313) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Kingston — Kingston Cemetery
Site of “Conference On Horseback,” January 3, 1777, at which Washington decided to move toward Morristown rather than New Brunswick . . . . a decision that probably prevented a critical American defeat. — Map (db m33194) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Kingston — Rockingham
George Washington’s Headquarters 1783 — Map (db m33222) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Kingston — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — Map (db m33184) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Liberty Corner — A Place To RememberBernards Township 9-11 Memorial
A tribute to life, lives lost and lives changed forever. September 11, 2001 — Map (db m21972) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Liberty Corner — Bernards Township WWI & WWII Memorial
Dedicated in grateful appreciation to the men and women of Bernards Township who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II. That peace, freedom and justice might not perish from the earth. — Map (db m18211) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Liberty Corner — Chief Philip KoechleinLiberty Corner Fire Company Headquarters
Dedicated in memory of Chief Philip Koechlein for seventy-four years of service. Admitted              1921 Fire Dispatcher     1921 - 1969 Chief                     1926 - 1928 Answered the final alarm October 8, 1995 "Phil, you . . . — Map (db m21977) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Liberty Corner — French Army Encampment
General Rochambeau's troops camped here in August 1781 en route to the Battle of Yorktown. — Map (db m20152) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Liberty Corner — The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
On this site French Troops under Le Comte De Rochambeau encamped August 29, 1781 en route to meeting Gen. George Washington and achieving their victory at Yorktown, American independence was assured there in Virginia by the defeat and surrender of . . . — Map (db m11580) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Lyons — Lyons StationDate: 1931
Lyons Station was constructed by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1931 in a Tudor style. Tudor architecture is exemplified in Lyons Station by the parapeted end and front gables, multi-paned steel casement windows, carved rosette . . . — Map (db m22508) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Lyons — Vail FamilyBasking Ridge Garden Club
Renewed and Dedicated April 27, 1990 A small burial ground on the site of the Daniel Vail Family Farm — Map (db m79321) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Manville — American Revolution Army Encampent
Army Encampment. Encampment area for the Pennsylvania troops of the Continental Army from about December 15, 1778, until June 1, 1779. — Map (db m75610) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Manville — War Memorial
This plaque is reverently and prayerfully dedicated to the men of Manville, martyrs to justice and charity, who laid down their lives in World War II and the Korean Conflict in the cause of holy liberty and freedom for all the world. May they . . . — Map (db m75609) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Manville — Washington’s Route from Princeton
By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton January, 1777. Erected by Camp Middlebrook Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m33188) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Manville — World War II Memorial
In honor of the citizens of Manville who served their country in World War II and in memory of those who gave their lives. 1941 - 1945. — Map (db m75612) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Martinsville — 1777 Reboubt
One of the redoubts and breastworks erected by the Continental troops, June, 1777, to defend the encampment in the valley. — Map (db m32267) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Martinsville — Bolmer Farm House - 1754
This remodeled farm house is the last of the farm houses built by members of the Bolmer family. Settling here before 1799, the Bolmers were the first early Dutch settlers in the fertile Washington Valley. Robert and Marie Bolmer had 12 children all . . . — Map (db m32277) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Martinsville — Revolutionary War Reboubt 1777 and 1778/79
When Washington’s Army was encamped at Middlebrook in the spring of 1777, earthen redoubts were built west of Chimney Rock Road and north of the west branch of the Middlebrook. The redoubts were 75ft. square and 4 ft. deep and were equipped with a . . . — Map (db m32269) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Middlebrush — Voorhees Home
Early 18th century house of Garret Voorhees was burned by the retreating troops of General Howe in 1777. Rebuilt in 1793 — Map (db m94038) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Millstone — Millstone School House
One room school house from 1860 to 1944. One teacher taught all eight grades. Enrollment varied with attendance up to 35 students. Original structure included a belfry. The Board of Education transferred the building to the borough in 1949, at . . . — Map (db m37166) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Millstone Borough — Indian Mill Stone
Indian mill stone. A remnant of the first American mechanic. Presented to JR.O.U.A.M. No. 110 by Geo. Garretson. — Map (db m76070) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Millstone Borough — Millstone
This millstone was found on the Jacob Van Doren farm 1000 feet south of this church, on site of large Indian village. Presented by Manning Wikoff to Hillsborough Reformed Church in 1927. Plaque 1946. — Map (db m76701) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Millstone Borough — Second Court House of Somerset County
To mark the site of the second court house of Somerset County in this place then called Hillsborough. Built in 1738 - Burned October 26, 1779 by tory raiders under Lt. Col. Simcoe of the Queens Rangers.

This tablet was set upon by the Society . . . — Map (db m75798) HM

New Jersey (Somerset County), Neshanic — Neshanic Reformed Church
Organized 1752. The construction of this Edifice was begun in 1759 and completed in 1772. — Map (db m31956) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Neshanic Station — Opie/River Road Bridge
The previous bridge carrying Opie/River Road over the South Branch of the Raritan River was originally built at this location in 1921 by Dover Boiler Works and was significant as a rare example of a rivet-connected Pratt truss bridge. The current . . . — Map (db m19189) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), North Branch — The North Branch Bridge
Originally a wooden bridge in colonial times, George Washington's Surveyor General, Robert Erskine, reported it to be a "Good Bridge" in 1779. From 1809 to 1869 the bridge was maintained by the original New Jersey Turnpike Corporation, which erected . . . — Map (db m30807) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), North Plainfield — World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Memorial
Honor Roll. This monument is dedicated to all the men and women from North Plainfield who served their country during World War II. 1941 - 1945. — Map (db m77048) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Peapack — "Natirar"
The Estate of Catherine "Kate" Everit Macy Ladd (1863-1945) and Walter Graeme Ladd (1857-1933) Designed and Built 1905-1912 Architects Guy Lowell (1870-1927) and Henry J. Hardenbergh (1847-1918) — Map (db m18215) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Peapack — Peapack Brook Rural Industrial Historic District
The confluence of Peapack Brook and the North Branch of the Raritan River became a rural industrial center during the 18th century when a saw mill, grist mill, tannery and bark mill were located nearby. The Peapack Brook Rural Industrial Historic . . . — Map (db m18574) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Peapack — Peapack-Gladstone Lime Kiln Park
Site of "Lime Burning" operations 1794 - 1945. Lime making is explained on the public bulletin board. — Map (db m16607) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Peapack - Gladstone — Peapack - Gladstone 9-11 Memorial
This playground is dedicated to all of the children whose lives were affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, most especially the families of: Kevin Dennis John Farrell Timothy Gilbert Lance Tumulty — Map (db m23023) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Peapack-Gladstone — Peapack- Gladstone Liberty Park
In honor of those who served in the World War. 1917–1919. In memory of the men who lost their lives ... in honor of the men and women who also served in the armed forces of our country. World War II, 1441–1445. Honor Roll . . . — Map (db m16979) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Pluckemin — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton Jan. 1777. Erected by Gen. Frelinghuysen Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m8896) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Pluckemin — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — Map (db m8898) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge
The Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge, constructed in 1879, is the oldest surviving metal truss bridge in Somerset County, the second oldest Phoenix column bridge in New Jersey and the only one built as a railroad bridge. This was built by Clark, . . . — Map (db m60366) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — John BasiloneSergeant, U.S. Marine Corps — Hero Of Guadalcanal
Marker Front: Born in Buffalo NY, Novemver 4, 1916 Enlisted from Raritan, N.J., July 11, 1940 Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor for Heroic Action on October 24, 25, 1942 Volunteered again for combat, Dec. 27, 1943 Killed in action . . . — Map (db m16987) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — Memorial to the Naraticong Indians
Whose friendship for the Whites, made possible the building of the Olde York Road over their trail which from 1765 until 1839 was the swift sure stage line between New York and Philadelphia from this point to Lambertville thence to Philadelphia. . . . — Map (db m16986) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — Nevius Street Bridge
The Nevius Street Bridge is a 300-foot-long, two span, double-intersection, Pratt through-truss bridge. It is the oldest documented metal-truss bridge in the county, being constructed in 1886 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. The . . . — Map (db m60374) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — Raritan Water Power Canal1840
The potential of the Raritan River to provide waterpower for industry was recognized early. In 1840, the success of similar projects along the Passaic and Delaware Rivers prompted the Somerville Water Power Company to begin building a power canal . . . — Map (db m16988) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — The Official End Of World War I
On this site stood the estate of U.S. Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen. It was here, on July 2, 1921, that President Warren G. Harding signed a joint congressional resolution that officially ended World War I. — Map (db m70542) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Skillman — Opie-Vanderveer Cemetery
This family cemetery served the Opies and Vanderveers from the late 1700s into the early 1800s and is the resting place for at least sixteen family members. In 2001 it was restored by Montgomery Boy Scout Troop 46 as an Eagle Scout Service Project . . . — Map (db m96151) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Armed Forces Memorial
Dedicated in grateful and loving tribute to all who served in the armed forces of the United States to defend their ideals and paved the way to peace. — Map (db m89661) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Fireman's Museum
Somerville relies upon volunteers to staff its Fire Department. The first volunteer fire company organized in 1835. Since then, three more companies have formed, all manned by volunteers. This building was constructed in 1888 for the West End . . . — Map (db m7315) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Former Public Library
The people's reading room and library was formally established in 1871. The library had several locations until George W. Post, architect of the New York Stock Exchange, designed this neoclassical building expressly for it. Later incorporated as . . . — Map (db m76365) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Former Second National Bank1 West Main St — 1914
Banking has been conducted on this corner since c. 1857. This beaux arts building of terra cotta brick was designed by local architect Jay C. Van Nuys. It replaced a brick bank structure that was moved to 23 South Bridge Street — Map (db m63562) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville
To the citizens of Sommerville in appreciation of their hospitality in 1917 to the Fourth New Jersey Infantry. We also speak for those who sleep in France. Presented by the Fourth New Jersey Infantry Post Number Fifty One, . . . — Map (db m89660) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Furman Frederick Kugler
This is the actual bicycle used by the late Furman Frederick Kugler of Somerville, New Jersey in winning the First and Second Tour of Somerville May 20, 1940 – May 30, 1941 Furman was victorious in over 200 races . . . — Map (db m7313) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Jersey Central Lines
The Central Railroad of New Jersey mainline crossed here between 1852 to 1976. The CRRNJ was the primary artery of travel to western cities by immigrants entering the United States at Ellis Island and contributed to the suburbanization to northern . . . — Map (db m74326) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — National Guard Armory1910 - 1999
Site of the National Guard Armory 1910 - 1999 Home of the 2nd National Guard Regiment Company M The armory also served as an important community and cultural center hosting graduations, dances, rallies, sporting, and other important . . . — Map (db m5220) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Ruth St. DenisModern Dance Pioneer
Ruth St. Denis Modern dance Pioneer First performance Somerset Hall 1893 — Map (db m7312) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion ParsonageHome of Paul Robeson
On this site stood the St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage. From 1910 to 1925, it was the home of Paul Robeson, noted actor, singer, scholar, athlete and humanitarian. — Map (db m49969) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower
The Citizens of Somerset County dedicate this Memorial to the thousands of innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001 and to the families that loved them. From this county, we remember and honor: Kermit Anderson Evan Jay Barton . . . — Map (db m5221) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Somerset Hotel
Tunison's Tavern C.1748 was located here, making this the site of the oldest continuing business in Somerville. Some of George Washington's troops stayed at Tunison's during the 1778-79 Winter encampment. The tavern and the hotel that replaced it . . . — Map (db m76364) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Somerville Borough Hall
Once the home of Daniel Robert, this castellated Gothic residence was constructed in 1888 and is a careful copy of a celebrated design by noted architect Alexander Jackson Davis. The building is the second on this site, preceded by a residence in . . . — Map (db m5348) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton Jan. 1777. Erected by Gen. Frelinghuysen Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m8899) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — World War I Memorial
Honor Roll In commemoration of those from Somerville New Jersey who served their country in the World War. 1917 - 1919. To the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life . . . — Map (db m76354) WM

New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — World War II Memorial
Honoring the residents of the Borough of Somerville who served in the armed forces during World War II. This plaque is in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country. 1941 - 1945. — Map (db m76356) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Abraham Staats House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Built about 1740 Original central portion of house served as Headquarters for Baron Von Steuben during the winter of 1778-79. The borough of South Bound Brook Settled 1681 — Map (db m7811) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Abraham Staats HouseCirca 1740
The Staats House is one of the finest remaining buildings from the second phase of Dutch immigration and settlement in the Raritan Valley. Abraham Staats was important locally as the county tax collector and the recorder of damages suffered at the . . . — Map (db m93741) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Battle of Bound Brook
At dawn on April 13, 1777 Hessian Captain Ewald’s assault over the stone bridge across the Bound Brook was pinned down by “murderous fire” from American soldiers stationed in the Half Moon Battery. Advancing North along present day . . . — Map (db m7813) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
Historical Significance Dug by hand, mostly be Irish immigrants, the 66 mile D & R Canal was completed in 1834. 75 feet wide and 8 feet deep, the canal originally had 14 locks to raise and lower boat traffic. The D & R Canal operated as an . . . — Map (db m15661) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Fisher House
This 1688 house became the home of Hendrick Fisher, prominent citizen and patriot leader until his death in 1778 — Map (db m94085) HM WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Locks on the D&R CanalDelaware & Raritan Canal State Park
A natural waterway follows the contours of the land over which it flows, the depth of water varies, depending on the quantity and velocity of flow. To maintain the constant depth of water required for transportation, a canal is engineered as a . . . — Map (db m15663) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Queen’s Bridge
To the casual observer, there is little to indicate the historical significance of this particular bridge crossing. Yet for at least 240 years it has been an important point in the Raritan Valley and has figured in many events that have transpired . . . — Map (db m7814) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Saint Olha
Front panel Equal-to-the Apostles-Great Princes of Kiev-Sovereign of Rus-Ukraine 945-969.

Left panel This monument was erected upon the desires of devout Ukrainian women with the blessings of the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian . . . — Map (db m94087) HM

New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Ukrainian American Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Ukrainian American men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. — Map (db m94088) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Ukrainian Famine Memorial
(English version) In memory of the millions of women and children victims of genocide who died during the famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. — Map (db m94089) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Warren Twsp. — Mt. Bethel Meeting House
Historic Baptist church and Revolutionary War burial grounds built in 1761 on the Old Quibbletown Gap Road. Chartered in 1767. Moved to the present location in 1785. One of the oldest surviving Baptist buildings in New Jersey. A state and . . . — Map (db m32985) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Woodfern — Hillsborough Will Never Forget
In memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001 An Eagle Scout project by Ernie Guaimano Boy Scout Troop 186 — Map (db m17245) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Zarephath — Lock No. 10
The Delaware and Raritan Canal was built, 1830 - 34, by Canvass White. Closed in 1933, it now supplies water for industry — Map (db m34937) HM

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