West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Here in the 1770’s in this area called Williamstown lived brothers Nathaniel and Benjamin Williams, prosperous farmers and operators of a saw and grist mill. As the Revolution approached, their Loyalist views attracted people of similar sentiments who congregated at this intersection and it became known as Tory Corner.
Erected by Charles Edison Fund Tory Corner Business Association
Back of monument:
Mary Williams, wife of Nathaniel, did not accompany her husband to join the King’s forces in 1777, but chose to tend the family farm and assist the cause of Liberty. She kept and maintained the Williams’ property and her community and personal ties were able to withstand the strains of the Revolution.
To all the patriots who gave of their fortunes and their lives for this new nation, we dedicate this monument July 4, 1976
Erected 1976 by Tory Corner Business Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1892.
Location. 40° 47.252′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 289 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anthony Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Edison Cement Slab (approx. ¼ mile away); The Black Maria (approx. ¼ mile away); Making Movies (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Maria Replica (approx. ¼ mile away); The Courtyard (approx. ¼ mile away); Access Granted (approx. ¼ mile away); Electrical Innovation (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.