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

The Ackerman House

Mahwah’s Farming Heritage

 
 
The Ackerman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
1. The Ackerman House Marker
Inscription.  This 19th-century farmhouse with Colonial Revival features was the home of Garret G. Ackerman (b. 1810 – d. 1870) until his accidental death when he was thrown from his horse-drawn wagon on present Fardale Avenue. The west section of the house dates from the early mid-1800s, with subsequent additions. Garret’s son, John lived in the house until 1913. John’s brother, Garret G., owned a farm and gristmill on Ackerman Pond just southwest of here. Fardale, a section of Mahwah, remained agricultural until the early 20th century. The fieldstone wall was rebuilt in 2006 by the County of Bergen.
 
Erected 2006 by The Mahwah Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 1.813′ N, 74° 10.098′ W. Marker is in Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and Pulis Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Wyckoff Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mahwah NJ 07430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Marker on Wyckoff Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
2. Marker on Wyckoff Avenue
markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Valentine Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); David Van Gelder House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wyckoff Reformed Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Van Houten-Yeomans Homestead (approx. 1.8 miles away); Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Allendale Veterans Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Franklin Avenue (approx. 2 miles away).
 
The Ackerman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
3. The Ackerman House Marker
The Ackerman House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
4. The Ackerman House
This photo shows the Ackerman House as seen from the south side of Pulis Avenue.
Garret G. Ackermans home and barn behind the home. image. Click for full size.
By Probably a traveling photographer, circa 1860s/1880
5. Garret G. Ackermans home and barn behind the home.
Garret G. Ackerman was mainly a fruit farmer of apples and peaches.
The Ackerman home image. Click for full size.
By Catherine Francis Ackerman Storms, circa 1890s
6. The Ackerman home
A logging wagon on the way to the sawmill parked in front of the Ackerman home. Notice the rocks in front of the wheels as the parking brake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on January 4, 2020, by Warren Storms of Mahwah, N.j..
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