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Franklin Lakes in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin Avenue

 
 
Franklin Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
1. Franklin Avenue Marker
Inscription. Originated as an Indian trail across land the Redmen called “Campgaw”. It was surveyed during the Revolutionary War by Robert Erskine, George Washington’s mapmaker, and connected settlements in the Ramapo and Saddle River Valleys. Franklin Lakes was once part of Franklin Township, named for New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, William Franklin.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 1.294′ N, 74° 12.346′ W. Marker is in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Franklin Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 777 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes NJ 07417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hendrik Van Allen House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hendrick Van Allen House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House
Bergen County Historical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
2. Bergen County Historical Society Marker
This photo looks west on Franklin Avenue.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Wyckoff Reformed Church (approx. 2 miles away); Dahlgren Gun (approx. 2 miles away); Oakland (approx. 2 miles away); The Ackerman House (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Franklin Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
3. Marker on Franklin Avenue
The marker is located in front of the Century Oaks business complex on Franklin Avenue in Franklin Lakes, NJ.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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