Harrington Park in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Homestead of Isaac Blanch from about 1758 and site of his grist mill, both inherited in 1767 from his father, Richard Blanch, a native of England. Isaac was a Patriot official and member of the State Assembly during the Revolutionary War. He was taken prisoner by Tory raiders early in 1777 and jailed in New York until exchanged late that year. Property sold about 1788 to David Haring whose family owned it for the following century.
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 19.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
Location. 40° 59.416′ N, 73° 58.536′ W. Marker is in Harrington Park, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Hackensack Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. Marker is at Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Burying Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wortendyke Homesite (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garret J. Durie House (approx. half a mile away); Abraham D. Blauvelt Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Peter A. Blauvelt House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Stone Point (approx. one mile away); Site of the Myers-Bogert Grist Mill (approx. one mile away); Claudius O. Collignon House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrington Park.
Also see . . . Bergen County Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on May 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,059 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.