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

First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey

 
 
First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
1. First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey Marker
Inscription. To commemorate the granting of the Concessions and Agreements, the first Constitution of the Province of New Jersey by Lord John Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, and Sir George Carteret, Knight and Baronet Lords Proprietor to the Settlers of their Province of Nova Caesarea or New Jersey on February 10, 1665, and to commemorate the commissioning of Philip Carteret as governor of the province on the same date, this tablet is erected on the two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey. ------ 1940
 
Erected 1940 by Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 44.423′ N, 74° 10.156′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Rector Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Passed Beneath this Tower (here, next to this marker); Historic Site (here, next to this marker); Trinity Church (here, next to this marker); Griffith Piano Company
Marker on Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
2. Marker on Broad Street
Marker can be seen in the photo to the left of the doorway at Trinity Church.
(a few steps from this marker); Training Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip Kearny (about 400 feet away); Historic Plane Tree (about 400 feet away); The Wars of America (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Marker at Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
3. Marker at Trinity Church
Trinity Church is located at the north end of Newark's Military Park.
Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
4. Trinity Church
Trinity Church was originally built in 1746. It had a Loyalist pastor and congregation, but was occupied by both sides during the Revolutionary War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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