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The Birthplace of College Football

 
 
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Photographed By David Weintraub
1. The Birthplace of College Football Marker
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On November, 6 1869, on this site once known as College Field, Rutgers College hosted the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University, in the first intercollegiate football game. The Rutgers team, then known as The Queensmen, defeated Princeton 6-4, catalyzing the development of modern American football. The College Avenue Gymnasium, often referred to as “The Barn”, was built in 1931.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is November 6, 1869.
 
Location. 40° 30.213′ N, 74° 27.149′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on College Avenue south of Senior Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of The College Avenue Gym to the right of the front doors by the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Constitutional Convention in New Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardenbergh Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frelinghuysen Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Reformed Dutch Church founded Queens College
The Birthplace of College Football Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Weintraub
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. Ό mile away); On This High Ground (approx. Ό mile away); Buccleuch Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buccleuch (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. First College Football Game historical marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2021, by David Weintraub of Edison, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2021, by David Weintraub of Edison, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022