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

Delaware Village Historic District

 
 
Delaware Village Historical District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dorine Ruth Emery, January 1, 2010
1. Delaware Village Historical District Marker
Inscription.  
Listed on the State & National Registers of Historical Places 2004

John I. Blair founded Delaware Village in the 1850's as a station on the newly built Warren Railroad in a rural neighborhood first settled circa 1740. While the station was demolished decades ago, the brick general store erected by Blair in 1860 survives and still houses the US Post Office. On Clarence Street stands the now-vacant Episcopal Church, built in 1869 to replace an earlier stone church at nearby Ramsayburg destroyed by a fire ignited by sparks from a passing steam locomotive in 1866. The former Baptist Church, built of brick between 1835-1838, stands between Ramsayburg and Delaware. A still active Presbyterian congregation, organized in Delaware in 1871, built a church in 1875 on a lot donated by Blair. The parsonage was formerly Cornelius Albertson's farmhouse.
 
Erected 2007 by Knowlton Towship Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 2004.
 
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53.399′ N, 75° 3.682′ W. Marker is in Delaware, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Valley Street, half a mile north of Knowlton Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling north. County 616 (Knowlton Road) turns east from State 46, and immediately, Valley Street turns north (left) from 616. A short distance on the right is the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware NJ 07833, 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. Christopher Columbus Memorial Highway (approx. 2.8 miles away); Edward Marshall (approx. 2.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Slateford (approx. 3.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Nicoll (approx. 4.2 miles away); Built 1780 by Robert Morris (approx. 4.4 miles away); Warren County Purple Heart Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Court House (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Delaware Village Historic District. The old brick Baptist Church has recently been removed, sad to say.
 
"The former Baptist Church, built of brick..." image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dorine Ruth Emery, circa 2009
2. "The former Baptist Church, built of brick..."
Former Baptist Church, removed in 2009, underwent several changes in use over the years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2010, by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2010, by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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