Park Ridge in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Old Block House
Old Block House
Used As A
Fort And Indian Trading Post
Built About 1697
By Omey Ackerson
First Business Building
Marker Placed By
Wampum Mill Chapter D.A.R.
Erected 1950 by Wampum Mill Chapter D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1697.
Location. 41° 2.226′ N, 74° 2.449′ W. Marker is in Park Ridge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Pascack Road and Mill Lane, on the right when traveling north on Pascack Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Ackerson Homestead (a few steps from this marker); Pascack Historical Society Museum (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pascack Reformed ChurchThe Octagon House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wortendyke Dutch Barn (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); The Wortendykes (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Park Ridge.
Also see . . . Reflections on a Heritage. (Submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.