Sandyston Township in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Mine Road
Bell House – has housed nine generations of same family.
Minisink Village – white men and Indians lived together.
Minisink Island – in river to the west.
Westbrook Fort – during French and Indian War in rear of barn.
Ennis House – Home of first school teacher in Sussex County one-half mile south.
Normanock Fort – During French and Indian War one mile south.
Erected by Chinkchewunski Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sussex County Historical Society, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Decker.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 16.552′ N, 74° 49.365′ W. Marker is in Sandyston Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Old Mine Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Branchville NJ 07826, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Westbrook - Bell House (here, next to this marker); Wyoming-Minisink Path (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); Hainesville, New Jersey Brick House Village (approx. 2.3 miles away); Benjamin Alden Bidlack (approx. 2.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Gifford Pinchot (approx. 2.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Hotel Fauchère (approx. 3½ miles away in Pennsylvania); Pike County (approx. 3½ miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandyston Township.
More about this marker. The D.A.R. Chapter is mispelled on the marker. The correct spelling is Chinkchewunska, a name that originates from a Native American word meaning “hilltop town” or “town on the side of a hill.”
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
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