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Bloomfield in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Davis Homestead

Erected 1676

 
 
Davis Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
1. Davis Homestead Marker
The “Old Joseph Davis House” was built in 1670 by Thomas Davis, whose descendants lived here until 1903.
Inscription.
This tablet placed by
Major Joseph Bloomfield
Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
May 11, 1956

 
Erected 1956 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Major Joseph Bloomfield Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 47.577′ N, 74° 11.746′ W. Marker is in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Franklin Street near Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of the Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Franklin Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. German Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bloomfield Centennial War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Bloomfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morris Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Col. Thomas Cadmus House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belleville Copper Rolling Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Branch Brook Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomfield.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Bloomfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
2. Bloomfield Marker
Marker can be seen here on the south side of the building. General Joseph Bloomfield, later the Governor of New Jersey, signed the charter of the town of Bloomfield in this house.
Marker on Franklin Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
3. Marker on Franklin Street
Now the Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House, the Davis Homestead has also served as a farmhouse, a hospital and a church.
Davis Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2010
4. Davis Homestead
The Homestead figured prominently in the American Revolution. A tunnel in the cellar that led to the foot of Orange Mountain allowed women and children of the town to escape the British, the Davis women nursed a wounded British soldier to health in the house, and Generals Washington and Knox dined here on their way to Morristown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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