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Westfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Downer Well Cap

 
 
Downer Well Cap Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Downer Well Cap Marker
Inscription. On this corner stood the home and general store of Samuel Downer Jr. He was one of Westfield's first merchants and postmasters, and a Revolutionary War veteran. In 1980, the citizens of Westfield conducted an archeological dig, recovering many artifacts of his life and times. This marker is in memory of Elizabeth Pate who, like Samuel Downer, contributed much to our community.
 
Erected 1984 by Westfield Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 39.172′ N, 74° 20.831′ W. Marker is in Westfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Broad Street and Mountain Ave on E. Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is flat on the ground and is easily missed. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NJ 07090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presbyterian Church in Westfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Men of Westfield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westfield Church (about 300 feet away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Revolutionary Cemetery
Downer Well Cap Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 22, 2010
2. Downer Well Cap Marker
(about 500 feet away); Westfield (approx. mile away); Gallows Hill (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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