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Ridgewood in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Glen Avenue

 
 
Historic Glen Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 6, 2009
1. Historic Glen Avenue Marker
Inscription.  This colonial road, traditionally an Indian Trail, was a key route to Peremus Church during the American Revolution. Former names of this road mark eras in America’s history – Franklin Turnpike, for the Tory governor Wm. Franklin; Harrison Ave., for Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. President. Also called Libby Lane at one time, for a noted local family.
 
Erected by Rampo Valley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 40° 59.376′ N, 74° 6.705′ W. Marker is in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on East Glen Avenue just east of North Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood NJ 07450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Historic Glen Avenue Marker and the Ridgewood Fire Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 6, 2009
2. Historic Glen Avenue Marker and the Ridgewood Fire Headquarters
within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beech Street School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ridgewood Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Archibald – Vroom House (approx. ¾ mile away); Abraham Godwin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ridgewood Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ridgewood 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schoolhouse Museum (approx. one mile away); Joseph H. Chapman Summer Residence (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgewood.
 
More about this marker. The marker is next to the Ridgewood Fire Headquarters.
 
Historic Glen Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
3. Historic Glen Avenue Marker
This photo looks east on Glen Avenue.
Western View of Historic Glen Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
4. Western View of Historic Glen Avenue
The marker is located near the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook bridge in Ridgewood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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