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Stillwater in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Casper Shafer

(1712 - 1784)

 
 
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
1. Casper Shafer Marker
Inscription. Casper Shafer, a German emigrant settled this area circa 1742. By 1750, he built this stone house, later fortifying it with a stockade during the French and Indian War. His first grist mill, built 1743, was located upstream, replacing it in 1764 with a larger structure at the present site. This profitable enterprise shipped goods by flatboat down the Paulinskill and Delaware Rivers to Philadelphia. The mill rebuilt in 1844 after a fire was the last operating grist mill in New Jersey. A strong supporter of American Independence, Shafer was one of three delegates from Sussex County to serve in New Jersey's first legislative assemblies (1776-1779).
 
Erected 2004 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 2.035′ N, 74° 52.503′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Main Fredon Road (County Route 610) 0.3 miles east of Maple Avenue (County Route 521). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
Casper Shafer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
2. Casper Shafer Marker
as the crow flies. Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fredon (approx. 3.1 miles away); Logg Gaol (approx. 4.8 miles away); Johnsonburg (approx. 5 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown (approx. 5.6 miles away); Simeon Cook Residence (approx. 5.6 miles away); Dr. John C. Johnson Residence (approx. 5.6 miles away); Flatiron Building (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Casper Shafer Grist Mill building. image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
3. Casper Shafer Grist Mill building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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