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

Historic Walnford

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area

 
 
Historic Walnford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
1. Historic Walnford Marker
Inscription. Richard Waln, a Quaker merchant from Philadelphia, purchased Walnford as a production source for his import/export business, and to establish an estate for his family. The mills and farm provided goods necessary for all during the American Revolution. Refusing to serve in the military or declare an oath in accordance with his Quaker beliefs, Richard Waln was expelled from the colony in 1777 by the Council of Safety. His family remained at Walnford to watch as a Hessian soldier lost a spur while fording Crosswicks Creek, and troops led by General Knyphausen, marched past on their way to the Battle of Monmouth. Richard Waln was allowed to return by the fall of 1778. Many years later a spur is found in the creek by son Nicholas, and the story of these events is on display with the spur at Walnford.
 
Erected by National Park Service and State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 8.094′ N, 74° 33.516′ 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 6 miles of this
Anne and Richard Waln Meirs-Rural Retread image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
2. Anne and Richard Waln Meirs-Rural Retread
marker, measured as the crow flies. Walnford’s Tenant Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Walnford Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crosswicks Quaker Meeting (approx. 4.8 miles away); Crosswicks (approx. 4.8 miles away); Friends Meeting (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ye Olde Yellow Meeting House-The Parsonage and Baptist Ministry (approx. 5.1 miles 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. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
A New way To Run A Mill image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
3. A New way To Run A Mill
A Risdon Turbine image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
4. A Risdon Turbine
Historic Walnford-Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
5. Historic Walnford-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 186 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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