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

Red Mill – Paramus

 
 
Red Mill – Paramus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 13, 2008
1. Red Mill – Paramus Marker
Inscription. Site of grist mill built 1745; scene of many raids and encounters during the Revolution. Aaron Burr was entertained here Christmas Eve commemorating his victory over British Raiders in 1776. Washington and his men often passed here. Lafayette stopped here on his return visit to America in 1825.
Erected by Red Mill Chapter D.A.R.

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 55.479′ N, 74° 5.46′ W. Marker is in Paramus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Red Mill Road and Saddle River Road, on the right when traveling west on Red Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paramus NJ 07652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower and Water Wheel of Easton Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Terhune-Van Dien House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Terhune-Gardner House (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Washington Kneeling in Prayer
Marker on Red Mill Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 13, 2008
2. Marker on Red Mill Road
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Naugle House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Dunkerhook Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stephen T. Zabriskie House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paramus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Redmill and its Haunted House. Article by the Bergen County Historical Society of New Jersey about the history of Red Mill and claims that it might be haunted. (Submitted on June 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. History of Easton Tower. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Red Mill
It's Easton Tower not Red Mill Tower in photo. County-owned scenic tower built by Edward Easton in 1899 as part of a spacious landscaped water park.
Editor's Note: I updated the captions to reflect this new information. Thank you for your help!
    — Submitted September 6, 2008, by Olga Galanter of FairLawn, New Jersey.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Paramus Marker near Red Mill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 13, 2008
3. Paramus Marker near Red Mill
The mill was torn down in 1894. Within ten years, Edward Denison Easton, a gramaphone manufacturer, constructed a stone tower on the former site of the Red Mill. This tower is still standing, and is located a short walk down the path that starts near the marker.
Red Mill Tower & Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 13, 2008
4. Red Mill Tower & Water Wheel
County-owned scenic tower built by Edward Easton in 1899 as part of a spacious landscaped park. Easton used the tower to pump water for several fountains on the landscaped grounds of his estate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,118 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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