Wood-Ridge in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Located in old “Polifly”, George Brinkerhoff built this house about 1792 on a 200 acre farm he purchased in 1784. Owned in 1806 by son Henry G. and in 1849 by his son, Enoch, a N.J. Assemblyman. In the 1870’s, great-grandson Henry E. remodeled the house. He later became a founding councilman of the Borough of Wood-Ridge. Purchased in 1905 by Leopold Brandenburg, Mayor in 1918-19. The house was renovated as the town memorial library in 1954.
Woman’s Club of Wood-Ridge 1982
Erected 1982 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 120.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Charity & Public Work • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
Location. 40° 50.864′ N, 74° 4.908′ W. Marker is in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Hackensack Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Hackensack St, Wood Ridge NJ 07075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll World War (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Walk of Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Wood-Ridge Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Polifly Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clinton and Gore (approx. 1.1 miles away); Teterboro Airport (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wood-Ridge.
Also see . . . Bergen County Historical Society Historic Site Markers. Society website entry (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
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