Newton in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Henry W. Merriam
(1828 - 1900)
Merriam's Home, built in 1883, is an example of "exuberant Victorian architecture," Upon his death in 1900, the home was bequeathed to the Presbyterian Church for the housing of retired ministers.
Erected 2003 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° 2.974′ N, 74° 44.885′ W. Marker is in Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Sparta Avenue (County Road 616) and Merriam Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Sparta Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 Sparta Avenue, Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Moody’s Raids (approx. half a mile away); Old Newton Burial Ground (approx. half a mile away); The Hill Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Washington Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Thomas Anderson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Newton Green (approx. 0.6 miles away); Defenders of the Union (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sussex County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
Also see . . . The Merriam Home. History and pictures about the Merriam Home. (Submitted on February 8, 2010.)
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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 950 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on February 4, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. 5. submitted on February 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 6. submitted on February 4, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.