Montague in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Millville Historic District
This hamlet acquired its name from the grist & saw mills built along Shimers Brook. The first mill lot was acquired in 1722 from Solomon Davis & Thomas Stephenson. Two grist mills existed by the Revolutionary War. Captains Abram Shimer & James Bonnell were stationed at a fort built to protect the mills. The hamlet grew to include a school, blacksmith shop, store, a Grange and river ferries. The Hon. Jacob Hornbeck and Isaac Bonnell who lived here were both New Jersey state legislators. Millville Road was created to allow direct access to the mills from farms on Clove Road.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 41° 18.41′ N, 74° 46.572′ W. Marker is in Montague, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Clove Road (County Route 653) and Millville Road, on the right when traveling south on Clove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montague NJ 07827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Brick House Village (approx. one mile away); Gifford Pinchot (approx. 1.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Benjamin Alden Bidlack (approx. 1½ miles away in Pennsylvania); Judge John Biddis (approx. 1.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Centre Square Drinking Fountain (approx. 1.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Hotel Fauchère (approx. 1.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Old Stone Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away in Pennsylvania).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.