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

Perth Amboy

 
 
Perth Amboy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
1. Perth Amboy Marker
Inscription.  Called “Ompoge” by Indians, “Ambo Point” by settlers. Built as capital and port of East Jersey, 1683. “Perth” was added for Lord Perth.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1683.
 
Location. 40° 31.333′ N, 74° 17.285′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on New Brunswick Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy NJ 08861, 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. Hopelawn Volunteer Engine Company No. 1 District 8 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perth Amboy's Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Perth Amboy Barracks & Inventors’ Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fords Company No.1 District 7 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Thomas Mundy Peterson School (approx. 1½ miles away); Fords Corner (approx.
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1.6 miles away); Market Square (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Washington (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Marker on New Brunswick Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
2. Marker on New Brunswick Avenue
The Proprietary House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
3. The Proprietary House
Perth Amboy is home to the Proprietary House, home of William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin and the last Royal Governor of New Jersey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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