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

Wortendyke Homesite

 
 
Wortendyke Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
1. Wortendyke Homesite Marker
Inscription. Frederick Wortendyke owned this land in 1723. It was once part of a large grant called the Tappan Patent. His son Jacob, who owned the homestead during the Revolutionary War, was taken captive in one of many British raids made in the area. Later owners included members of the Blauvelt, Demarest and Herring families. The house, rebuilt over the years, is now a combination of eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 59.245′ N, 73° 58.534′ W. Marker is in Harrington Park, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Harriot Avenue and Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling east on Harriot Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Harriot Avenue, Harrington Park NJ 07640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Burying Ground (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blanch-Haring House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garret J. Durie House
Marker on Harriot Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
2. Marker on Harriot Avenue
(approx. mile away); Abraham D. Blauvelt Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the Myers-Bogert Grist Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Peter A. Blauvelt House (approx. one mile away); Hilderbrant Naugle House (approx. one mile away); Reformed Church of Closter (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrington Park.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Wortendyke House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
3. Wortendyke House
This house, today, is a private residence in Harrington Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,616 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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