Somerville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jersey Central Lines
The Central Railroad of New Jersey mainline crossed here between 1852 to 1976. The CRRNJ was the primary artery of travel to western cities by immigrants entering the United States at Ellis Island and contributed to the suburbanization to northern New Jersey. It was the first railroad to connect the Port of New York with the anthracite fields of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 40° 34.252′ N, 74° 37.538′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on U.S. 206 north of Somerset Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Furman Frederick Kugler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Robert House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Somerville Borough Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fireman's Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Official End Of World War I (approx. Ruth St. Denis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another Jersey Central Lines marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.