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

Crane Farm and Village Home Site

 
 
Crane Farm and Village Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., July 11, 2010
1. Crane Farm and Village Home Site Marker
Inscription.  
This marks the farm and village home of
Josiah Crane, Sr.
1791–1873
At the site of
Crane's Mills on the Rahway River.
Named for him as Craneville,
it became the center of Cranford Township.
Incorporated March 14, 1871

 
Erected 1971 by Cranford Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 14, 1745.
 
Location. 40° 39.497′ N, 74° 18.13′ W. Marker is in Cranford, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Ave and North Union Avenue on Springfield Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cranford NJ 07016, 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. Crane’s Mills (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Abbott Harker, Jr.
Crane Farm and Village Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Crane Farm and Village Home Site Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Memorial Tree Planted by the Village Improvement Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Crane’s Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kenilworth Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cranford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022