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

J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School

 
 
J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
1. J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  Plainsboro community leaders petitioned the State Legislature to grant the community incorporation as an independent township in 1919. This was successfully achieved in May of that year. Plainsboro School, the community’s first four-room schoolhouse, was built and dedicated in 1920. The school later was renamed John Van Buren (J.V.B.) Wicoff School in honor of one of the men who led the effort and who later served as the first mayor of the new township, as well as head of the newly formed Board of Education.

The establishment of a school in a rural community was a mark of success and a desire for the local population to show its support of and interest in the education of the children of the township. In 1976, Plainsboro Township reorganized with its neighbor, West Windsor Township, to become the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District.

This Historic Site Marker is a gift to the people of Plainsboro from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2012.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
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J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
2. J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School
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40° 20.012′ N, 74° 35.59′ W. Marker is in Plainsboro, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Plainsboro Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plainsboro NJ 08536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burial site of "Elsie" (approx. one mile away); You'll Do Lobelia (approx. one mile away); Martian Landing Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Scudders Mills (approx. 2 miles away); The Canal Dug By Irishmen (approx. 2.1 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kingston Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kingston Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainsboro.
 
J.V.B. Wicoff School engraved in the wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
3. J.V.B. Wicoff School engraved in the wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022