West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The first permanent settler who came here in 1678 and lived within the present day boundaries of West Orange. His home was located just a short distance from this location in current day Llewellyn Park nearly 177 years before the park was founded. At that time the whole mountainside was nothing but a dense forest with rugged Indian trails used as passage through the territory. He passed away in 1723 at age 87 and was the first person interred at the Old Burying Ground in Orange.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1678.
Location. 40° 46.863′ N, 74° 14.231′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Llewellyn Park Gatehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Laboratory Complex (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive (approx. ¼ mile Thomas A. Edison Industries (approx. ¼ mile away); The Main Gate (approx. ¼ mile away); Chemistry Laboratory (approx. ¼ mile away); Pattern Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Metallurgical Laboratory (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.