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

Branch Brook Park

Celebrating 140 Years

 
 
Branch Brook Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
1. Branch Brook Park Marker
Inscription.
In October of 1867, the firm of Olmsted & Vaux selected this site for our great park.
It took almost 30 years to
pass the correct legislation,
and in 1895, Branch Brook Park was built.
We are so grateful to the visionaries who
understood the need for open space
in urban areas, and created the first
county park system in America.

[ Second Marker : ]
This property
is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2007 by Essex County.
 
Location. 40° 47.074′ N, 74° 10.361′ W. Marker is in Belleville, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Branch Brook Park Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Cherry Blossom Center at the Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Belleville NJ 07109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Karr/Milburn House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belleville Copper Rolling Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Second River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forest Hill Historic District
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
2. Second Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Sydenham House (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Branch Brook Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains the logos of the Essex County Park System and the County of Essex.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNotable Places
 
Cherry Blossom Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
3. Cherry Blossom Center
The markers are seen here on either side of the door of the Cherry Blossom Center.
Marker in Branch Brook Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
4. Marker in Branch Brook Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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