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Allentown in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Walnford Park

Women’s Heritage Trail

 
 
Historic Walnford Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
1. Historic Walnford Park Marker
Inscription. Generations of Waln/Meirs women helped to build and sustain the farm, mill and domestic life at Walnford and to ensure its ultimate survival. Sarah Ridgeway Waln and her daughter Sarah Waln were among a small but noteworthy group of women who owned property and managed farms and businesses in the 19th century. For decades they oversaw the work of the mills and farm, rebuilt the grist mill after a fire, and invested in new buildings and improvements. With an interest in preserving their family’s heritage, Anne Weightman Meirs worked with her husband Richard Waln Meirs to rejuvenate Walnford in the early 20th century, restoring the buildings and grounds in the Colonial Revival style.

For more information about Historic Walnford please visit the permanent exhibit inside the Wagon Barn.

“A mill wright called this morning to see about rebuilding the mill. $7,000 or upwards…I presume we shall have many to solicit the job as it is a heavy one."
Sarah Waln, July 2, 1872.

(Inscription within the blocks on the lower left)
Upper box-Historic Walnford is on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail in recognition of the women who had significant role in shaping Walnford’s development and ensuring its preservation.
Lower box-The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located

Historic Walnford Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
2. Historic Walnford Park Marker
around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
 
Erected by New Jersey Historic Trust and Historic Preservation Office.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.107′ N, 74° 33.461′ W. Marker is in Allentown, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Walnford Road. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Historic Walnford and Crosswicks Creek Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 Walnford Road, Allentown NJ 08501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Walnford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnford’s Tenant Houses (about 400 feet away); Crosswicks Quaker Meeting (approx. 4.9 miles away); Crosswicks (approx. 4.9 miles away); Friends Meeting (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House-The Parsonage and Baptist Ministry (approx. 5 miles
Historic Walnford Park-National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
3. Historic Walnford Park-National Register of Historic Places
away); Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House-The Cemetery and Grounds (approx. 5.1 miles away); Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen
 
Historic Walnford Park-Dedication to the citizens of Monmouth County image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
4. Historic Walnford Park-Dedication to the citizens of Monmouth County
Historic Walnford Park-Corn Crib image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
5. Historic Walnford Park-Corn Crib
Historic Walnford Park-Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
6. Historic Walnford Park-Sign at the entrance to the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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