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Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library

 
 
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Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
1. Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library Marker
Inscription.  
The small triangle at the intersection of New Dover and Chain O’ Hills Road originally was the crossroads of two ancient Native American trails and within two miles of an ancient Lenni Lenape campsite. Nearby was Succor Brook, the south branch of the Rahway River.

In the spring of 1667, the John Bishop family of Newberry, Massachusetts, arrived as one of the first European settlers. They built the area’s second grist mill on Succor Brook behind what would become the first Colonia Library and the current home of the Iselin Giants.

It was through the efforts of Margaret Soule and the Colonia Junto (a civic group of neighborhood residents) that the Colonia Library was opened in 1939. The land for the Triangle and Library was donated by Louella B. Albee, wife of famed orthopedic surgeon Fred H. Albee.

The Triangle was first built with Boy Scout assistance with materials by the Junto throughout the 1930s and ‘40s. After World War II, it was re-dedicated as a veterans memorial.

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Erected 2013 by Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1667.
 
Location. 40° 33.381′ N, 74° 17.511′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on N Park Drive, on the left when traveling west. The marker is in the Marion and Norman Tanzman Recreational Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonia Country Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Leisure in the Good Old Days (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloomfield House c. 1750 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Fred Albee & U.S. General Hospital No. 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooper’s Dairy Farm (about 400 feet away); St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Port Reading (about 600 feet away); Star Eagle Section (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library Marker site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
2. Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library Marker site
The marker is in this section of N Park Drive, between Gorham Ave and S Park Drive.
Inset image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
3. Inset
Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library
Inset image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
4. Inset
Mary Pattinson, Colonia Historian (1869-1951)
Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
5. Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library Marker
Edward G. Cone home on the site of a 1770s farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on April 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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