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Jefferson Township in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Babbit-Mathews House

CA. 1775

 
 
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By Don Morfe, December 8, 2015
1. The Babbit-Mathews House Marker
Inscription. Between 1775 and 1785, Elkanah Babbit built one of the earliest pioneer dwellings in Jefferson Township. Located across the street, the original house, situated between later sections, consisted of a one-story, one-room log structure measuring approximately 16.5 feet square. Log dwellings like these were once common features in the highlands of north and central New Jersey. Subsequent additions, CA. 1825 by Joseph Dickerson and CA. 1875 by Daniel Mathews, chronicle the evolution of the house from initial settlement, through a period of tenancy and owner-occupied farming, to a post-World War II suburban residence.
 
Location. 40° 55.867′ N, 74° 35.655′ W. Marker is in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Berkshire Valley Road (NJ 699). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge NJ 07438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Picatinny Arsenal (approx. 1.3 miles away); Picatinny Arsenal WW II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cannon Gate (approx. 1.4 miles away); Middle Forge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Administration and Research Historic District
The Babbit-Mathews House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 8, 2015
2. The Babbit-Mathews House Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Administration and Research Historic District (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lotta Crabtree House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Walton Burial Ground (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Babbit-Mathews House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 8, 2015
3. The Babbit-Mathews House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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