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Perth Amboy in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Perth Amboy City Hall

Built in 1714-17

 
 
Perth Amboy City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
1. Perth Amboy City Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Site of First Ratification of the
United States Bill of Rights.
Prior to 1790, it served as New Jersey's
Colonial and State Capital.

The oldest public building in continuous
use in the United States. The first African
American voted here under the
15th Amendment.

Listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
 
Location. 40° 30.38′ N, 74° 15.935′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Earl of Perth (a few steps from this marker); Record Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Surveyor General's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (within shouting distance of
Perth Amboy City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
2. Perth Amboy City Hall Marker
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this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Perth Amboy City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino, July 23, 2021
3. Perth Amboy City Hall Marker
(see nearby markers)
Perth Amboy City Hall image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
4. Perth Amboy City Hall

Perth Amboy City Hall (est. 1717) - Perth Amboy, NJ - Oldest Public Building and City Hall In America"
Historic Towns Of America website entry
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Historic Perth Amboy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
5. Historic Perth Amboy
Founder 1683 Incorporated 1718
Capital East Jersey 1686-1702
Capital New Jersey 1702-1790
First State Ratification Site
U.S. Bill of Rights
November 20, 1789
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 30, 2021, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York.   4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 16, 2022