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

Ackerson Homestead

 
 
Ackerson Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
1. Ackerson Homestead Marker
Inscription.  Built about 1800 by John Ackerson and son Garret, this stone house stands on land purchased in 1759. The property was developed during a century of family ownership. A general store was built opposite the house site in 1777 and successive generations built a distillery and a woolen mill beside the Pascack Brook. In 1857 the homestead was sold to Levi Gurnee who also operated the general store for forty years.
Sponsored and restored by Russell K. and Wendy Smith   1981

 
Erected 1981 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 101.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 41° 2.238′ N, 74° 2.452′ W. Marker is in Park Ridge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Pascack Road and Lakeview Avenue
Ackerson Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
2. Ackerson Homestead Marker
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, on the left when traveling north on Pascack Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 Pascack Road, Park Ridge NJ 07656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Old Block House (a few steps from this marker); Pascack Historical Society Museum (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pascack Reformed Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Octagon House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wortendyke Dutch Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Atkins Glen (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dutch of Bergen County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Between Two Brooks – The Wortendyke Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Park Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Marker on Pascack Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
3. Marker on Pascack Road
Ackerson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
4. Ackerson House
This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plaque on Doorway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
5. Plaque on Doorway
John G. Ackerson House
Built about 1773
The United States Department
of Interior
has placed this property on the
National Register
of
Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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