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Perth Amboy in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Market Square

City Hall Park

 
 
Market Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
1. Market Square Marker
Inscription.
Site of a 1680s Colonial Market

Dubbed "The Market House" this building was erected in the early 1740s to store and sell produce and imports.

The "Bill of Rights" Commemoration Arch was erected in 1989 to commemorate Perth Amboy as New Jersey's First State Capital and where the Bill of Rights was first ratified.
 
Location. 40° 30.398′ N, 74° 15.957′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and High Street on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington (here, next to this marker); The Polish Veterans of World War II, Post 40 (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Surveyor General's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Earl of Perth (within shouting distance of this marker); Record Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Perth Amboy City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bill of Rights Arch (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce

 
Market Square image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 18, 2014
2. Market Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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