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Layton (Sandyston Township) in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Bevans, New Jersey

Bevans, New Jersey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patte (Haggerty) Frato, Sandyston Twp. Historian
1. Bevans, New Jersey Marker
Inscription.  Originally named for early settler and surveyor Peter Van Neste in 1761. Nicknamed Hen's Foot, The Corners, and finally Bevans for its Postmaster James C. Bevans in 1829. The Peter's Valley Society for Literature was est. Jan. 1, 1813. The Dutch Reformed Church at Peter's Valley was built in 1838. The Universalistic Church was gathered in 1847. The historic "Old Mine Road" and Delaware River are to the West. Peter's Valley flouring mill ruins on the Big Flatbrook lie nearby. Bevans was lost to the Tocks Island Dam Project of 1960-70's and the name Peter's Valley was reinstated. Today this hamlet and surrounding area belong to the National Park Service.
Erected 2010 by Sandyston Township Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1924.
Location. 41° 11.814′ N, 74° 51.017′ W. Marker is in Layton (Sandyston Township), New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on County Route 615 near Walpack Road and Kuhn
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Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Branchville NJ 07826, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Bevans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Layton, New Jersey (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dingman's Ferry (approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Stokes State Forest (approx. 2.9 miles away); Roosevelt's Tree Army (approx. 4½ miles away in Pennsylvania); Harnessing the Creek (approx. 4½ miles away in Pennsylvania); Hainesville, New Jersey (approx. 4½ miles away); Woodland Paradise (approx. 4½ miles away in Pennsylvania).
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1. Bevans Historic Marker
This marker was dedicated on Sunday, Oct.3, 2010. It was paid for entirely with donations made by the members of the Sandyston Township Historical Society.
Sandyston Township is very proud of its history. Today this village, once known as Peter's Valley, changed to Bevans, and again to Peter's Valley in 1970, is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area, this sign is placed on the right of way of a Sandyston Township, Sussex County, N.J. road right of way. Contacts: Sandyston Township Historical Society at***or** for more information about this hamlet.
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    — Submitted February 5, 2013, by Patricia Haggerty Frato of Hainesville, N.j..
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022