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Belleville in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Josiah Hornblower

Pioneer Engineer
Distinguished Citizen

 
 
Josiah Hornblower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 4, 2015
1. Josiah Hornblower Marker
Inscription.  
In 1753, he brought from England
and erected the first steam (“Fire”)
engine in this country.

The Newcomen Society
April 24, 1929

 
Erected 1929 by The Newcomen Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1753.
 
Location. 40° 47.202′ N, 74° 8.973′ W. Marker is in Belleville, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rutgers Street (New Jersey Route 7) and Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in the cemetery of the Dutch Reformed Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belleville NJ 07109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); School Number One (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dutch Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rutgers Bridge
Josiah Hornblower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 4, 2015
2. Josiah Hornblower Marker
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belleville First Fire House (about 400 feet away); LCpl Osbrany Montes de Oca Bridge (about 700 feet away); Route 7 Bridge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
 
Josiah Hornblower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 4, 2015
3. Josiah Hornblower Marker
Josiah Hornblower brought a steam engine to America to pump water out the flooded Schuyler copper mine in nearby New Barbadoes Neck (today North Arlington). It is said that people would come from miles away to see the first steam engine in the colonies.
Josiah Hornblower Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 4, 2015
4. Josiah Hornblower Gravesite
The marker can be seen on the gravestone behind the Hornblower obelisk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 4, 2022