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Edgewater in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vriessendael

 
 
Vriessendael Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 11, 2010
1. Vriessendael Marker
Inscription.  
"Vriessendael"
1640
Colony of David DeVries
The first known colony in present Bergen County was founded in 1640 by David Pietersz DeVries, a Dutch explorer, sea captain and patroon. Then part of New Netherland, the plantation included the Bouough of Edgewater. Here, DeVries built his house and raised tobacco, corn and cattle. In 1643 the settlement was destroyrd in a war with the Hackensack and Tappan Indians.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1640.
 
Location. 40° 50.034′ N, 73° 58.311′ W. Marker is in Edgewater, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on River Road near Glenwood Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located in Veterans Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgewater NJ 07020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edgewater World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); For Whom The Bell Tolls (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgewater Vietnam Veterans Monument
Vriessendael Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 11, 2010
2. Vriessendael Marker
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgewater World War I Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); Palisades Amusement Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burdett's Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgewater.
 
Also see . . .  Vriessendael, New Netherland on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Vriessendael Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 11, 2010
3. Vriessendael Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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