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Madison in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Genungtown School

1805-1905

 
 
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By Raymond Siwek, May 29, 2021
1. Genungtown School Marker
Inscription.  Among the pioneers who came to this area around 1720 were three brothers: Thomas, Ichabod and Jeremiah Genung. The region became known as the Genungtown Settlement. In 1805, a school was built to provide organized education to meet the needs of the children. The school also housed one of the first libraries in New Jersey and was used as a meeting place for early Methodists. The school was located at the northeast corner of East Madison and Greenwood Avenues. Children attended from a wide rural area that included the communities of Columbia (Florham Park) and Bottle Hill (Madison). The school remained in use until closing in 1905.
 
Erected 2007 by The Florham Park and Madison Historical Societies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 40° 45.953′ N, 74° 24.07′ W. Marker is in Madison, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenwod Ave. and Rockwood Rd., on the right when traveling north on Greenwod Ave.
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By Raymond Siwek, May 29, 2021
2. Genungtown School Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Dellwood Dr, Madison NJ 07940, 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. Miller's Station (approx. half a mile away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Sayre Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township (approx. 0.8 miles away); James Madison (approx. 0.9 miles away); Former James Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bottle Hill Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Francis Asbury (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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