Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stevens Institute of Technology
In 1784, these 564 acres belonging to William Bayard, her great, great grandson, were declared forfeit because he had "joined the Army of the King of Great Britian," they were bought at public auction for £18,360 by Colonel John Stevens "Treasurer on Horseback" of the State of New Jersey during the War of the Revolution.
In 1863, his son Edwin Augustus who had married Marthy Bayard Dod of Princeton, a descendant in the seventh generation of Anna Stuyvesant Bayard, left this land and an endowment for a "School of Learning" which was established in the year 1870 as The Stevens Institute of Technology.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Landmarks • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1942.
Location. 40° 44.611′ N, 74° 1.547′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker can be reached from Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Castle Point on the Hudson, Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoboken World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sybil's Cave Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Foster House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hudson School (approx. 0.3 miles away); New York Yacht Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
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