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

The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library

 
 
The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Kokoska, July 21, 2016
1. The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library Marker
Inscription.  Built on an indian camping ground, this library faces the route of America's first steam train.

Across the river, stage coaches once plied their way from South Amboy to Burlington. In 1778 Washington's troops passed near the library site on their return from the Battle of Monmouth.

This library building itself predates the Civil War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 40° 24.891′ N, 74° 21.902′ W. Marker is in East Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 615) and Rutgers Road, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 166 Main Street, East Brunswick NJ 08816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spotswood’s 1832 Camden & Amboy Railroad Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); General George Washington (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church

The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Kokoska, July 21, 2016
2. The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library Marker
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Spotswood Mills (approx. 2.2 miles away); L.J. Smith Farmhouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old School Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); South River World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); South River World War I Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by Stephen Kokoska of North Brunswick, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Stephen Kokoska of North Brunswick, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 27, 2022