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New Vernon in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Tramp House

 
 
The Tramp House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
1. The Tramp House Marker
Inscription. This house was built C. 1876 by order of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders to provide temporary refuge for homeless wanderers of the post-civil war depression years.

Moved to this site in 1988 by the Harding Township Historical Society, the structure originally stood on land now in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and formerly the farm of Joseph Hilbert, overseer of the poor for Passaic Township.
 
Location. 40° 44.614′ N, 74° 29.662′ W. Marker is in New Vernon, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Village Road and Millbrook Road, on the right when traveling east on Village Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Village Road, New Vernon NJ 07976, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Vernon Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Harding Township 9-11 Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. ¼ mile away); Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (approx. one mile away); Frelinghuysen Fields (approx.
The Tramp House image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
2. The Tramp House
Marker is to the right of the door
1.1 miles away); The Silver Brook Gateway (approx. 1½ miles away); Mt. Kemble-Glen Alpin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dickson's Mill Pond (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Vernon.
 
More about this marker. The house and marker are located behind the Tunis-Ellicks House & Museum
 
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The Tramp House - Rear image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
3. The Tramp House - Rear
The Tramp House image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
4. The Tramp House
As seen from the road, behind the New Vernon Historic District Marker, #8880
The Tunis - Ellicks House & Museum image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 11, 2010
5. The Tunis - Ellicks House & Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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