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Wayne in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Schuyler Colfax House

 
 
Schuyler Colfax House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
1. Schuyler Colfax House Marker
Inscription. This house, which is Wayne’s oldest, was built in 1695 by Ardent Schuyler, one of the leaders of the original settlement. William Colfax, who married Hester Schuyler in 1783, gave the house the Colfax name.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 40° 59.268′ N, 74° 16.752′ W. Marker is in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Hamburg Turnpike (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wayne NJ 07470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schuyler – Colfax (here, next to this marker); DeMille Gatehouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. one mile away); Pompton Lakes World War II & Korean War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Battleship Maine (approx. one mile away); Pompton Lakes World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pompton Reformed Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wayne.
 
Also see . . .  Schuyler Colfax House - Wayne, NJ. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Marker on Hamburg Turnpike image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
2. Marker on Hamburg Turnpike
The Schuyler Colfax House is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the house is a museum owned by the town of Wayne.
Marker at Schuyler Colfax House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
3. Marker at Schuyler Colfax House
General George Washington stayed at this house in July of 1777. He and Martha visited here years later for the christening of the son of Capt. William Colfax and Hester Schuyler. A second son, Schuyler Colfax, would go on to become Vice President of the United States.
Schuyler Colfax House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
4. Schuyler Colfax House
The second-in-command of Washington's Life Guard, Capt. William Colfax, met Miss Hester Schuyler when Washington stayed here in 1777. Colfax and Schuyler eventually married.
Marker in Yard of Schuyler Colfax House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
5. Marker in Yard of Schuyler Colfax House
Old Directional Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
6. Old Directional Marker
This old directional marker indicates that Hoboken and Jersey City are 23 miles away. It is located in front of the Schuyler Colfax House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,736 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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