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Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Downer Well Cap

 
 
Downer Well Cap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. Downer Well Cap Marker
Inscription.  On this corner stood the home and general store of Samuel Downer Jr. He was one of Westfield's first merchants and postmasters, and a Revolutionary War veteran. In 1980, the citizens of Westfield conducted an archeological dig, recovering many artifacts of his life and times. This marker is in memory of Elizabeth Pate who, like Samuel Downer, contributed much to our community.
 
Erected 1984 by Westfield Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1980.
 
Location. 40° 39.172′ N, 74° 20.831′ W. Marker is in Westfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Broad Street and Mountain Ave on E. Broad Street. Marker is flat on the ground and is easily missed. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NJ 07090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presbyterian Church in Westfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Men of Westfield
Downer Well Cap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., May 22, 2010
2. Downer Well Cap Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westfield Church (about 300 feet away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Revolutionary Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Westfield (approx. Ό mile away); Gallows Hill (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022