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Johnsonburg in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Logg Gaol

 
 
Logg Gaol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dorine Ruth Emery, December 29, 2009
1. Logg Gaol Marker
Inscription.  A log jail here was the first public building of Sussex County, 1754-56. Village later adopted the name of Johnsonburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 57.851′ N, 74° 52.763′ W. Marker is in Johnsonburg, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Main Street (County Road 661) just west of Allamuchy Road (County Road 612), on the right when traveling east. The marker is west of the quaint village of Johnsonburg. This town was bypassed by a new road, County Road 519. Marker is on the old road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnsonburg NJ 07846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnsonburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Milestone (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dark Moon Archaeological Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Greendell Station (approx. 3.2 miles away); Allamuch Freight House
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown (approx. 4.3 miles away); Simeon Cooke Residence (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Logg Gaol. The existing barn at this location is not the original log jail, but it is said the foundation, or parts thereof, may be.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Logg Gaol
The County Collector( in the year 1754,under title "MONEY'S PAID OUT FOR THE YEAR 1754" States that To Thomas Lundy for work at ye Gaol,L2. It should be understood as two pounds. Continued says, on October 4,1750a Mason by trade laid the foundation of the Log Gaol. Going back in my blood line Thomas Lundy was my Grandfather, seven generations back. He also was the third generation of my family to be born in North America.
    — Submitted September 12, 2015, by Keith Rider of Franklin, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2009, by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,113 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 30, 2009, by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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