Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. 40° 39.823′ N, 74° 12.602′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on East Jersey Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Property of John Ogden 1680 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Winfield Scott (about 300 feet away); The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682 (about 300 feet away); The Belcher-Ogden Mansion (about 300 feet away); Seven Astronauts (about 400 feet away); Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial Old Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); First Site of Princeton University (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a current photo of Boxwood Hall. Below this is a photo of the interior with the caption “In the 19th century, Boxwood Hall was a girls’ school, then the Home for Aged Women. Saved from the wrecking ball by local citizens in 1941, the house became a National Landmark in 1972.”
A portrait of Jonathan Dayton, third owner of Boxwood Hall appears at the bottom of the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.