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Martinsville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bolmer Farm House - 1754

 
 
Bolmer Farm House - 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
1. Bolmer Farm House - 1754 Marker
Inscription. This remodeled farm house is the last of the farm houses built by members of the Bolmer family. Settling here before 1799, the Bolmers were the first early Dutch settlers in the fertile Washington Valley. Robert and Marie Bolmer had 12 children all baptized at the Dutch Reformed Church of Raritan. The Bolmers were staunch patriots and all the menfolk served their country in time of war and peace.
 
Erected by Somerset County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 36.252′ N, 74° 34.667′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of W Circle Drive and Middle Road, on the right when traveling south on W Circle Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsville NJ 08836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1777 Reboubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Reboubt 1777 and 1778/79 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1777 Encampment (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jacob Vosseller House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Martinsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
2. Martinsville Marker
Bridgewater Township Historic Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Thirteen Star Flag (approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported missing); World War II Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on W Circle Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
3. Marker on W Circle Drive
Bolmer 1754 Farm House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
4. Bolmer 1754 Farm House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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