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Kingwood in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kingwood Tavern

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, March 6, 2009
1. Kingwood Tavern Marker
Inscription.  A log tavern on this site ca. 1764 offered shelter to travellers on the King’s Hwy. Later tavern ca. 1790 known for years as Johnson’s.
 
Erected by Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 28.225′ N, 75° 1.193′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingwood Road (County Route 519) and Byram - Kingwood Road, on the right when traveling north on Kingwood Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frenchtown NJ 08825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barbertown (approx. one mile away); Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rosemont (approx. 2˝ miles away); Kingwood Township Veterans Monument
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By Alan Edelson, March 6, 2009
2. Kingwood Tavern
(approx. 2˝ miles away); Treasure Island Reservation (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Old School Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Locktown Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Golden Pheasant Inn (approx. 3 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Additional comments.
1. Kingwood Tavern Sign
I grew up 2 miles from where the sign is located and passed it every day on the school bus. It used to say that Martha Washington had lodged over night here during the Revolutionary War. Is there a reason that the sign was changed?

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database. We regret we are not affiliated with the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission, so cannot say why it was changed. It would be interesting to find out though.
    — Submitted September 5, 2010, by Donna Mathews of Bonita Springs, Florida.
 
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By Alan Edelson, March 6, 2009
3. Kingwood Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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