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Stage House Inn

 
 
Stage House Inn and Stage House & Liberty Pole Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
1. Stage House Inn and Stage House & Liberty Pole Markers
Inscription.  [Upper Marker]:
Center section built, 1737, became an inn during stage coach days. Enlarged in early 19th century for summer boarders.

[Lower Marker]:
Circa 1737
“Stage House & Liberty Pole”

Col. Recompense Stanberry, Innkeeper during the Revolution raised a troop of Jersey Blues at Liberty Pole which stood in front of Inn, many years a stop for Swift Sure Stage Line.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1737.
 
Location. 40° 39.023′ N, 74° 23.932′ W. Marker is in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Front Street (County Route 620) near Park Avenue (County Route 655), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 366 Park Ave, Scotch Plains NJ 07076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cannon Ball House (a few steps from this marker); Swift Sure Stage Line
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots and Soldiers of the American Revolution (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baptist Parsonage (about 800 feet away); Caesar (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Osborn House” (approx. half a mile away); “Dolbier House” (approx. 1.9 miles away); Copper Mine (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotch Plains.
 
Scotch Plains Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Scotch Plains Markers
Two different markers for the Stage House are found at this location.
Stage House Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Stage House Inn
The Stage House now serves as a Scotch Plains resturant.
Stage House in Scotch Plains image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
4. Stage House in Scotch Plains
The Swift Sure Stage Line went from Philadelphia to New York. This was one of the stops along the way.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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