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Newton in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Newton Green

A Birthplace of Democracy

 
 
Newton Green Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
1. Newton Green Marker
Inscription.  The Courthouse Yard was a central part of landowner Jonathan Hamptonís Town Plot in 1762. It was used for political meetings, corporal punishment, militia trainings, public entertainments, and a common pasture. Until 1858 voters in township elections indicated their choice by moving either up or downhill on the Green for a head count.

The 90-ton granite Civil War Soldierís and Sailorís Monument was erected in 1895.

In eternal gratitude to all those from Sussex County who have served in our armed forces.
 
Erected 2000 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
 
Location. 41° 3.486′ N, 74° 45.151′ W. Marker is in Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street (U.S. 206) and Main Street, on the left when traveling north
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on Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defenders of the Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Newton Green (about 300 feet away); Sussex County (about 300 feet away); Home of Thomas Anderson (about 500 feet away); George Washington Tree (about 600 feet away); The Hill Memorial (about 600 feet away); Old Newton Burial Ground (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
Marker on the Newton Green image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
2. Marker on the Newton Green
This photo looks west, in the direction of the Sussex County Courthouse.
Newton Green Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
3. Newton Green Marker
Newton Green image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
4. Newton Green
The Civil War Monument mentioned on the marker can be seen in this photo.
Civil War Soldierís and Sailorís Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
5. Civil War Soldierís and Sailorís Monument
The monument lists the battles participated in by Sussex County residents in what it calls "The War of the Rebellion."
Sussex County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
6. Sussex County Courthouse
The Court House is located on the west side of the Newton Green.
Sussex County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 7, 2010
7. Sussex County Veterans Memorial
This memorial to all Sussex County, NJ Veterans is located on the "Green" or County Park in the Town of Newton
Sussex County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., July 24, 2010
8. Sussex County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,579 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   7. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   8. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.

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