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Hopper Gristmill Site

 
 
Hopper Gristmill Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
1. Hopper Gristmill Site Marker
Inscription. Built as a gristmill about 1760 by Lambartus Laroe and sold to Thomas Boggs in 1764, it had a pair of millstones. Boggs also ran a tavern in his nearby home. Owned by David Baldwin during the Revolution, the mill ground grain for American troops. Purchased after the war by Garret W. Hopper who added a sawmill. In 1832 he willed it to son William G. Hopper, a N.J. State Legislator. It operated as a mill until it burned in the late 1870’s.
 
Erected by Mahwah Historical Society / Mahwah Historical Sites Committee.
 
Location. 41° 6.001′ N, 74° 9.514′ W. Marker is in Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Ramapo Valley Road (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 156 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah NJ 07430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. half a mile away); Old Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wanamaker Utility Shed (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mahwah’s First Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tree of Life (approx.
Marker on Ramapo Valley Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
2. Marker on Ramapo Valley Road
0.7 miles away); Laroe-Van Horn House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rochambeau’s Encampment (approx. 1.1 miles away in New York); This Cannon “Independence” (approx. 1.1 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mahwah.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington & Rochambeau Route image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
3. Washington & Rochambeau Route
The site of the gristmill is located along the route taken by Washington and Rochambeau during their march to Yorktown in 1781. The route is marked by signs such as this one. The Hopper Gristmill Site marker can be seen in the background of the photo.
Washington & Rochambeau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
4. Washington & Rochambeau Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,582 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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