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

Thomas Woolverton's Tavern

 
 
Thomas Woolverton's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Thomas Woolverton's Tavern Marker
Inscription. In 1735, Royal Governor Jonathan Belcher ordered Sussex County's Government and Courts to be moved from Log Gaol to the tavern - house of Thomas Woolverton (1717-1760). Justice of the Peace and Tax Collector, until a permanent Courthouse was erected in Newton in 1765. This move arose from disputes between County Freeholders and Jonathan Petit, a surveyor and land-speculator, who attempted to secure personal and economic benefit from locating the County Seat on his lands. Due to ongoing hostilities between frontier settlers and Indians during the French and Indian War, the court sessions were suspended 1756-1757.
 
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. 40° 58.89′ N, 74° 46.611′ W. Marker is in Green Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Pequest Road 0.1 miles north of Sutton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andover NJ 07821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lackawanna Cutoff (approx. 1.6 miles away);
the former "Thomas Woolverton's Tavern" image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
2. the former "Thomas Woolverton's Tavern"
Andover Furnace (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Iron Masterís Mansion (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Iron Works at Andover (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cat Swamp Hijacking and Murder (approx. 3.7 miles away); U.S.S. Bunker Hill Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fredon (approx. 4.2 miles away); Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
 
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 1,547 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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