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Davis Homestead

Erected 1676

 
 
Davis Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
1. Davis Homestead Marker
The “Old Joseph Davis House” was built in 1670 by Thomas Davis, whose descendants lived here until 1903.
Inscription.  
This tablet placed by
Major Joseph Bloomfield
Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
May 11, 1956

 
Erected 1956 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Major Joseph Bloomfield Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1884.
 
Location. 40° 47.577′ N, 74° 11.746′ W. Marker is in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Franklin Street near Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the south side of the Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Franklin Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. German Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bloomfield Centennial War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Bloomfield (approx.
Bloomfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
2. Bloomfield Marker
Marker can be seen here on the south side of the building. General Joseph Bloomfield, later the Governor of New Jersey, signed the charter of the town of Bloomfield in this house.
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0.2 miles away); Morris Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Col. Thomas Cadmus House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belleville Copper Rolling Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Branch Brook Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomfield.
 
Marker on Franklin Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
3. Marker on Franklin Street
Now the Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House, the Davis Homestead has also served as a farmhouse, a hospital and a church.
Davis Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
4. Davis Homestead
The Homestead figured prominently in the American Revolution. A tunnel in the cellar that led to the foot of Orange Mountain allowed women and children of the town to escape the British, the Davis women nursed a wounded British soldier to health in the house, and Generals Washington and Knox dined here on their way to Morristown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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