Belleville in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Branch Brook Park
Celebrating 140 Years
It took almost 30 years to
pass the correct legislation,
and in 1895, Branch Brook Park was built.
We are so grateful to the visionaries who
understood the need for open space
in urban areas, and created the first
county park system in America.
[ Second Marker : ]
is listed in the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Erected 2007 by Essex County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1867.
Location. 40° 47.074′ N, 74° 10.361′ W. Marker is in Belleville, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Branch Brook Park Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Cherry Blossom Center at the Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belleville NJ 07109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Karr/Milburn House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belleville Copper Rolling MillThe Battle of Second River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forest Hill Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Sydenham House (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Branch Brook Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains the logos of the Essex County Park System and the County of Essex.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.