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

Rockleigh

New Jersey

 
 
Rockleigh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
1. Rockleigh Marker
Inscription. In 1685 this land was granted by New Jersey to George Lockhart and confirmed in 1687 by New York when that Province governed this area. It remained under New York jurisdiction until 1769 when the boundary dispute between the two colonies was resolved. In the 1700ís farmers settled this land then known as “Rockland”. Declared “Rockleigh Historic District” on July 2, 1976 because it retained “rural 18th and 19th century cultural characteristics”.
Sponsored by Rockleigh Bicentennial Committee 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Rockleigh Bicentennial Committee. (Marker Number 109.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 0.23′ N, 73° 55.558′ W. Marker is in Rockleigh, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Rockleigh Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Rockleigh Municipal Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Rockleigh Road, Northvale NJ 07647, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Concklin House (within shouting distance of this
Marker at Rockleigh Borough Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
2. Marker at Rockleigh Borough Hall
Marker is located in from of the Borough Hall and Fire Department in Rockleigh.
marker); Joseph Dubois House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Piermont Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rockleigh Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Abraham A. Haring House (approx. half a mile away); John A. Haring House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Skunk Hollow (approx. 0.8 miles away in New York); The De Wint House (approx. 1.5 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockleigh.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Rockleigh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
3. Rockleigh Marker
This photo looks away from New York State and towards Piermont Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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