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

Old Mine Road

 
 
Old Mine Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
1. Old Mine Road Marker
Inscription.
Built about 1650.

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
Old Mine Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
2. Old Mine Road Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); 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. 3.5 miles away in Pennsylvania); Pike County (approx. 3.5 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 EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Old Mine Road and Westbrook - Bell House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, February 4, 2010
3. Old Mine Road and Westbrook - Bell House Markers
View is looking south along Old Mine Road.
DePue Homestead on Old Mine Road image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
4. DePue Homestead on Old Mine Road
DePue Homestead Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
5. DePue Homestead Plaque
Marker relating to Alonzo DePue located in front of the DePue Homestead on Old Mine Road, Sandyston Twp., NJ
Historic cemetery on Old Mine Road, Sandyston Twp., NJ image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
6. Historic cemetery on Old Mine Road, Sandyston Twp., NJ
"Dingman's Bridge" image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
7. "Dingman's Bridge"
Located along Old Mine Road, Dingman's Bridge is one of the last remaining privately owned bridges of its kind in America. Located in Sandyston Twp., NJ, the Dingmans Bridge spans the Delaware River.
Van Campen Inn image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
8. Van Campen Inn
Van Campen Inn sits on the unpaved portion of Old Mine Road at the lower end of Shapanack Flats directly west and over the ridge from Walpack Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,010 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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