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

Old Academy

 
 
Old Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. Old Academy Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the
Old Academy
Attended by
Alexander Hamilton
and Aaron Burr

Col. Francis Barber
was Principal at the outbreak
of the Revolution.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducationWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 39.811′ N, 74° 12.906′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (New Jersey Route 623) and Caldwell Place, on the right when traveling south on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church Burial Grounds and Elizabethtown Academy (here, next to this marker); First Site of Princeton University (a few steps from this marker); Patriotic Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth (about 300
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feet away); Colonial Church (about 400 feet away); Old Borough Court House (about 500 feet away); Revolutionary Cannon (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
Old Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Old Academy Marker
Marker on Broad Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. Marker on Broad Street
Elizabeth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Elizabeth Marker
The First Presbyterian Parish House seen in the background is the original site of Princeton University.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on March 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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