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Washington Township in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Drakestown

 
 
Drakestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 14, 2009
1. Drakestown Marker
Inscription. This village spanning Mt. Olive and Washington Townships arose after Ebenezer Drake bought 200 acres here in 1759. An early tavern closed by the mid-1800s. By 1837 a school, store, and post office served local farm families. The 1855 Methodist Church became the center of the community.
 
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 50.67′ N, 74° 46.905′ W. Marker is in Washington Township, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hackettstown NJ 07840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blue Ridge Post 164 World War I Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Union Cemetery Memorial to the Unknown Dead (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sea Wolf (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hackettstown Civil War Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Presbyterian Burial Ground (approx. 2.3 miles away);
Drakestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 14, 2009
2. Drakestown Marker
Hackettstown Vietnam Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Lt. and Mrs. Robert Wilson (approx. 2 miles away); Budd Lake Community (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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