Blairstown in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. John C. Johnson Residence
This center-hall Colonial, constructed circa 1850, was the home of Dr. John Couse Johnson and his family. Dr. Johnson was born on October 21, 1828, in Wantage Township, New Jersey. He received his degree in 1850 at the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons. It was at this time that he moved to Blairstown. In 1862 he married Miss Ann Howell, who had served as the town's postmaster for several years.
Dr. Johnson had many medical accomplishments and served as president of two groups: the Warren County Medical Society and the Medical Society of New Jersey. He was also an author of numerous articles in medical literature. Dr. Johnson would see patients as far as ten miles away. His horse and buggy would leave town in the early morning hours to go over the Blue Ridge to the Delaware River, often stopping at the home of Malachi Sutton of Pahaquarry Township. Mr. Sutton would give him a fresh horse and a strengthening meal to sustain him on his return to Blairstown in the late evening.
The doctor was also dedicated to school and church affairs. He was a trustee for the local public school for many years and served as a director of Blair Academy for nineteen years. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and was president of the American Bible Society for several years. He played both the melodeon and pipe organ
Dr. Johnson will long be remembered as a devoted country doctor and citizen. He passed away at his home on December 23, 1907, at the age of 79. At the time of his death he had practiced longer than any other physician in Warren County.
Location. 40° 58.997′ N, 74° 57.542′ W. Marker is in Blairstown, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Main Street, Blairstown NJ 07825, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simeon Cook Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatiron Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Water Works (about 400 feet away); The Rainbow Confectionery (about 400 feet away); Branigan’s Pharmacy (about 600 feet away); Roy’s Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairstown.
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