Demarest in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Demarest Railroad Station
Sponsored by Demarest Historical Association 1980.
Erected 1980 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 67.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 57.403′ N, 73° 57.795′ W. Marker is in Demarest, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Park Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Demarest NJ 07627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Douwe Talema (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sautes Tave’s Begraven Ground The Closter Horseman (approx. ľ mile away); Walter Parcells Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Closter Public School (approx. one mile away); Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite (approx. one mile away); Schraalenburgh Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Reformed Church of Closter (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demarest.
Also see . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Northern Railroad of New Jersey. 1859 article in the New York Times (Submitted on May 25, 2008.)
1. Passenger Service Through Demarest
The occasional freight is all that rumbles on the track past the Demarest railroad station today, but for more than 100 years until the early 1960s, numerous passenger trains stopped here on their way to and from Jersey City. By the 1940s the Erie Railroad ran the line, and they were all commuter trains ferrying folks to their jobs in New York City. At the bustling Jersey City terminal, a ferry completed the
The Northern Railroad of New Jersey ran between Nyack in New York and Jersey City, a distance of 28 miles. The typical commuter train took 55 minutes from beginning to end, with another 15 minutes for the connecting ferryboat. From Demarest it was just 22 minutes to the Jersey City Terminal. How long is your commute today?
— Submitted May 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,262 times since then and 49 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 1, 2008. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.