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Stockton in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stockton Borough School

 
 
Stockton Borough School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, February 1, 2010
1. Stockton Borough School Marker
Inscription. Stockton Borough School remains the oldest continously operating public school on its original site in New Jersey. In 1827, this property was set aside for the construction of a school house. The original school building, constructed in 1832, was replaced by the current building in 1872. Designed by local Lambertville architect James Bird in the Gothic style, the District 97 School House incorporates material recycled from the previous building, including the 1832 date stone. The school was expanded in 1884. With funding from the Garden State Historical Preservation Trust Fund and Stockton Borough residents, an exterior restoration was completed and the School was rededicated on September 17, 2008.
 
Erected 2010 by Borough of Stockton.
 
Location. 40° 24.31′ N, 74° 58.513′ W. Marker is in Stockton, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on South Main Street (New Jersey Route 29), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 South Main Street, Stockton NJ 08559, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stockton School (within shouting distance of this marker); Stockton Inn (about 700 feet away, measured
Stockton Borough School image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, February 1, 2010
2. Stockton Borough School
Marker is located to the left of the flagpole at the far right of the photo.
in a direct line); Bridge Street (about 700 feet away); Stockton Railroad (about 700 feet away); Belvidere Delaware Railroad (about 700 feet away); Centre Bridge / Delaware and Raritan Canal Feeder (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centre Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockton (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  Stockton Borough - 300 Years of History. A history of the town with photos, including a circa 1884 photo of the school. (Submitted on February 5, 2010.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Stockton Borough School N.R.H.P. Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, February 1, 2010
3. Stockton Borough School N.R.H.P. Plaque
[Plaque under sign reads:]
This property is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

Stockton School
District Number 98
Founded in 1832
Stockton Borough School image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, February 1, 2010
4. Stockton Borough School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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