Frenchtown in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Town takes its name from the many French families that followed Paul Henri Mallet-Prevost, a Swiss refugee from the French Revolution who moved here in 1794.
Called "Sunbeam" in 1759. Later Sherrard's Ferry. Present name for Prevost family, refugees from the French Revolution.
Erected by Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission & State of NJ.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 40° 31.437′ N, 75° 3.222′ W. Marker is in Frenchtown, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on New Jersey Route 12, on the right when traveling west. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gem Building (approx. half a mile away); Frenchtown Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Frenchtown RailroadLower Argillite Alley (approx. half a mile away); Frenchtown Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frenchtown World War 1 Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Delaware Canal (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); John J. Stover House (approx. 1½ miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frenchtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.