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

Wortendyke Homestead

Wortendyke Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
1. Wortendyke Homestead Marker
Inscription.  Frederick Wortendyke IV built this house between 1812 – 1825 to replace an older home near-by. It stands on land purchased in 1775 by his grandfather Frederick Jr. of Park Ridge. The family operated a general store on the opposite side of Pascack Road where Frederick V was postmaster for Pascack in the 1850’s and 1860’s. From 1920 on the house was the residence of the Hollenbeck family for nearly 50 years.
Erected 1978 by Michael and Karen Collins and the Bergan County Historical Society. (Marker Number 119.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 41° 1.257′ N, 74° 2.957′ W. Marker is in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Pascack Road and Woodcliff Avenue, on the right
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when traveling north on Pascack Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter P. Post House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wortendyke Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Wortendykes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Between Two Brooks – The Wortendyke Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dutch of Bergen County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wortendyke Dutch Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pascack Reformed Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Atkins Glen (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Regarding Wortendyke Homestead. This house is private property. Please do not block the driveway, disturb the occupants, or trespass onto the property.
Wortendyke Homestead image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
2. Wortendyke Homestead
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,278 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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