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Mahwah in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Laroe-Van Horn House

 
 
Laroe-Van Horn House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
1. Laroe-Van Horn House Marker
Inscription.
Located in “Ramapough” near the site of an Indian trading post, this Dutch Colonial house was built about 1750 by Jacobus Laroe. The small wing was added at a later date, the porch about 1840. Some later owners were Jacobus Bogert who had a tavern here; John Haring, a member of the Continental Congress; the Hopper family and Abraham Van Horn, a Bergen County Freeholder and New Jersey Assemblyman.
Sponsored by Ramapo College

 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.308′ N, 74° 10.318′ W. Marker is in Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Ramapo Valley Road (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah NJ 07430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Lutheran Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Hopper Gristmill Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); A.B. Darling Mansion (approx. 1.1
Laroe-Van Horn House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
2. Laroe-Van Horn House Marker
miles away); Tree of Life (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mahwah’s First Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wanamaker Utility Shed (approx. 1.3 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Stone House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mahwah.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker on Ramapo Valley Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
3. Marker on Ramapo Valley Road
Ramapo Valley Road is one of the oldest roads in America and linked together New England and the southern colonies.
Laroe-Van Horn House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
4. Laroe-Van Horn House Marker
Laroe-Van Horn House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
5. Laroe-Van Horn House
Continental Soldiers Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
6. Continental Soldiers Memorial Highway
Ramapo Valley Road is known locally as Continental Soldiers Memorial Highway because it was often used by the army during the American Revolution. Rochambeau's French army joined Washington's American troops in marching past the Laroe-Van Horn House on their way to defeat the British in Yorktown, Va.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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