“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
High Bridge in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

St. Joseph Parish

St. Joseph Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, December 20, 2011
1. St. Joseph Parish Marker
Inscription.  St. Joseph Parish was formally established in 1880. Previously, the predominantly Irish immigrant congregation was part of St. Ann Church in Junction (now Hampton) and worshiped in a building on Church Street. St. Joseph Church has occupied this site since 1879. The upper cornerstone marks the 1898 date when the building was rebuilt following a fire that destroyed the original building and many other structures in High Bridge. The lower cornerstone engraved with a Celtic Cross and the legend "St. B. ABBEY 724" comes from the ruins of St. Brigid's Abbey built in the 8th century near the River Bride in County Cork, Ireland. The lower stone was a gift to St. Joseph Parish from Dr. T. A'Heron (Ahern) from Junction whose ancestors once occupied the land near the abbey. It anchors the Irish roots of our parish.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 40° 40.126′ N, 74° 53.739′ W. Marker is in High Bridge, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Van Syckle Street, on the
St. Joseph Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, December 20, 2011
2. St. Joseph Church
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right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Bridge NJ 08829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Bridge and the Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Hotel (about 300 feet away); C.K. Hoffman Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); T.I.S.C.O. Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taylor Wharton Iron and Steel Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Iron Mines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taylor Iron and Steel Company (approx. Ό mile away); Railroad Bridge and Arches (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Bridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 30, 2022