Blairstown in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Simeon Cooke Residence
Built prior to 1819, the residence before you is recognized to be the oldest homestead in the village of Blairstown. The longest continuous residents of this place were the Simeon Cooke family who lived here from the mid 1850s until 1927. Mr. Cooke served as a laborer, school teacher, clerk of Warren County, first township clerk of Blairstown and a land surveyor. He is a descendant of Francis Cooke, a passenger on the Mayflower and 17th signer of the Mayflower Compact. Added in 1932, the shop below the home has served as a jewelry shop, barber shop, record store and shoe repair.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 59.007′ N, 74° 57.527′ W. Marker is in Blairstown, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Main Street, Blairstown NJ 07825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown (a few steps from this marker); Dr. John C. Johnson Residence (within Flatiron Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Water Works (about 400 feet away); The Rainbow Confectionery (about 500 feet away); Branigan’s Pharmacy (about 600 feet away); Roy’s Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.