“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Union County, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Union County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Union County, NJ (117) Essex County, NJ (155) Hudson County, NJ (101) Middlesex County, NJ (290) Morris County, NJ (392) Somerset County, NJ (164) Richmond County, NY (207)  UnionCounty(117) Union County (117)  EssexCounty(155) Essex County (155)  HudsonCounty(101) Hudson County (101)  MiddlesexCounty(290) Middlesex County (290)  MorrisCounty(392) Morris County (392)  SomersetCounty(164) Somerset County (164)  RichmondCountyNew York(207) Richmond County (207)
Elizabeth is the county seat for Union County
Adjacent to Union County, New Jersey
      Essex County (155)  
      Hudson County (101)  
      Middlesex County (290)  
      Morris County (392)  
      Somerset County (164)  
      Richmond County, New York (207)  
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1New Jersey, Union County, Berkeley Heights — A Time To Pause And RememberMemorial Park - Berkely Heights
[Left Marker:] Korean War To those members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served in the Korean War 1950 - 1955 "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." . . . Map (db m20155) WM
2New Jersey, Union County, Berkeley Heights — Deserted Village of Feltville / Glenside Park — Watchung Reservation History Trail —
About 1736, Peter Willocks built a sawmill along the Blue Brook to produce lumber, which would be needed by farmers as they settled this frontier area. The sawmill operation cleared the forest from hundreds of acres. In 1845, David Felt bought 760 . . . Map (db m195340) HM
3New Jersey, Union County, Berkely Heights — Peppertown Park
Honoring the early farming community of Berkely Heights, known as Peppertown, and famous for its pepper crops. This park was the site of the Petrone family farm.Map (db m20156) HM
4New Jersey, Union County, Clark — Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge
Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge Circa 1730 Township of Clark New Jersey Historic Landmark ( Lower Marker : ) Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge Circa 1730 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States . . . Map (db m63457) HM
5New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Charles Abbott Harker, Jr.
First Lieutenant, USAF F-84 Pilot, 311th Fighter Bomber Sq., 56th Fighter-Bomber Gp. B. September 1, 1930, Bayonne, NJ, M.I.A. May 4, 1953 over North Korea, Graduate, Cranford High School 1948. In 1993, forty years after the Korean War, the . . . Map (db m94498) WM
6New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Crane Farm and Village Home Site
. . . Map (db m32992) HM
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7New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Crane’s Mills
During the bitter winter of 1779 – 1780 troops of General Washington’s Army were cantoned at Crane’s Mills Here, General William Irvine established headquarters of the Forward Defense Line January 1, 1780 Placed by Crane’s Ford Chapter . . . Map (db m54923) HM
8New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Lest We ForgetMIA and POW Memorial
This memorial is in remembrance and honor of all our nation’s MIA’s and POW’s. The circular design represents our never ending hope for their return. The dates on the sides represent the major wars and conflicts in which our country has been involvedMap (db m94494) WM
9New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Memorial Tree Planted by the Village Improvement Association
Planted by the Village Improvement Association in loving memory of its founder Fannie E. BatesMap (db m178147) HM
10New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Purple Heart Memorial
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” Combat Wounded Veterans-1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932. My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my . . . Map (db m94491) WM
11New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Roll of Honor
This tablet erected by the citizens of Cranford in honor of the men who made the supreme sacrifice. Vietnam Conflict Marcus Anderson • Raymond John Ashnault • William T. Donnelly, Jr. • Dean Joseph Elichko • Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. • Donald . . . Map (db m94495) WM
12New Jersey, Union County, Cranford — Site of Crane’s Ford
This tablet marks the site of Crane’s Ford, so called in Revolutionary War times. Here Light Horsemen guarded while General Washington’ Army was encamped at Morristown. Cranford derives its name from the ford. Erected July 4th 1929 by the . . . Map (db m94487) WM
13New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Boundary Stone1694
This stone marks the intersection of the Carteret land owned by Col. Richard Townley, the land of Benjamin Price and the King's Highway, now Elizabeth Avenue, formerly Water Street, probably the oldest road in New Jersey, opened by the Dutch before . . . Map (db m159240) HM
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14New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Boxwood Hall1750
Samuel Woodruff, Elizabethtown mayor, built Boxwood Hall about 1750. From 1772 to 1795 it was the home of Elias Boudinot (1740-1821), who served as president of the Continental Congress after the colonies signed a peace treaty with England, ending . . . Map (db m40744) HM
15New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Colonial Church
Church of 1724 burned by British. Present structure, 1786. Rev. James Caldwell Pastor here, 1761-76; famed later as “Fighting Chaplain.”Map (db m208484) HM
16New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — 48 — Elizabeth Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This church was organized about 1664. The edifice which stood on this spot was burned by the British, January 25, 1780, during the Pastorate of Rev. James Caldwell, Chaplain in the New Jersey Brigade under Washington. This building was completed in . . . Map (db m122275) HM
17New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Elizabethtown
On this spot, at daybreak, June 7, 1780 began the fighting against the British forces moving toward Springfield. Here fell General Stirling at the head of the advancing column. On June 8, after the British retreat from Springfield, General Hand . . . Map (db m6911) HM
18New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — First Presbyterian Church Burial Grounds and Elizabethtown Academy
From 1664 until 1703, the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth was the only house of worship serving most of current-day Union, Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. The oldest stones in the cemetery are from the year 1687 and are located in . . . Map (db m144144) HM
19New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth
The First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth traces its roots to a settlement of English-speaking people who arrived here less than 50 years after the Dutch arrived in Manhattan. During the American Revolution church members contributed mightily to . . . Map (db m144143) HM
20New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — First Site of Princeton University
. . . Map (db m40708) HM
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21New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — General Winfield Scott
1786 – 1866 Hero of the Mexican WarMap (db m6957) HM
22New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Old Academy
Site of the Old Academy Attended by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Col. Francis Barber was Principal at the outbreak of the Revolution.Map (db m40608) HM
23New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Old Borough Court House
Site of Old Borough Court House Built Prior to the Revolution. Burned by the British 1780.Map (db m40609) HM
24New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Patriotic Dead
Honoring the patriotic dead of many wars laid to rest in this hallowed ground especially a noble woman Hanah White Arnett Placed here on the 45th anniversary of the organization of Boudinot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution September . . . Map (db m40714) HM
25New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Property of John Ogden   1680
. . . Map (db m40726) HM
26New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Revolutionary Cannon
This gun, cast in Strasburg in 1758, was sent by Louis XV, King of France, to Canada for the defense of Quebec. Upon the surrender of that place in the following year, the gun fell into the hands of the British. In April, 1760, the French recaptured . . . Map (db m6927) HM
27New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Seven Astronauts
This monument dedicated to “Seven Astronauts” who died national heroes as members of the crew of the “Challenger” January 28, 1986 ------------------------------ Erected in their memory by the students of Elizabeth October . . . Map (db m40752) HM
28New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — The Belcher-Ogden Mansion1750
The Belcher Ogden Mansion was the 1750s residence of Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) of New Jersey, who brought the royal colony’s government to this house. Belcher also sponsored the College of New Jersey which became Princeton University . . . Map (db m40747) HM
29New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682
(Under top photo:) The 17th Century Bonnell House is on the National Registry of Historic Houses and has recently been restored by the Historical Society, Elizabeth, NJ Inc. which has its offices within. (Main text:) The Bonnell House is . . . Map (db m150922) HM
30New Jersey, Union County, Elizabeth — Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial1789 - 1989
Elizabeth celebrates Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial George Washington journeyed to “Elizabethtown” - met with a committee of Continental Congress in Boxwood Hall - Sailed from Elizabethport - April 23, 1789 (Back of . . . Map (db m7459) HM
31New Jersey, Union County, Kenilworth — Kenilworth 9/11 Memorial
On September 11,2001 terrorists attacked and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. The Borough of Kenilworth shared in this tragedy. This monument is dedicated September 11, 2011 In memory of John J. Tobin    Robert M. Kaulfers 1954 . . . Map (db m53315) HM
32New Jersey, Union County, Kenilworth — Kenilworth Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the community of Kenilworth who devotedly served their country.Map (db m53313) HM
33New Jersey, Union County, Mountainside — Copper MineWatchung Reservation History Trail — Union County - We're Connected to You!
Exploration for copper in this area of the First Watchung Mountain may date back to at least the 1600's. Crushed ore may have been used for tools and decoration by the Lenape tribe of Native Americans. Another story holds that Hessian soldiers held . . . Map (db m196982) HM
34New Jersey, Union County, New Providence — New Providence 9-11 MemorialWe Will Remember
To the People of New Providence from the People of Flower Mound Texas, we offer this memorial as our solemn pledge to remember you. Because of September 11, 2001, we unite in brotherhood to share your grief, offer strength in community and . . . Map (db m20158) WM
35New Jersey, Union County, New Providence — New Providence Presbyterian Church
Christians have been worshipping and serving Christ on this corner since 1737. That year, a meeting house made of logs was built on this property by the Turkey Christian Church. Over the next two years, 19 acres of land was deeded to the . . . Map (db m164340) HM
36New Jersey, Union County, New Providence — New Providence United Methodist Cemetery & Memorial GardenEstablished 1786
In Remembrance of the Soldiers of the War for American Independence who are buried in these grounds. ————— Erected by the Passaic Valley Chapter of the New Jersey Society Sons of the American Revolution. . . . Map (db m20157) HM
37New Jersey, Union County, New Providence — New Providence Veterans Memorial ParkA Memorial Tribute
A Memorial Tribute Dedicated to Those man and women of New Providence, N.J. who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces of our country. Memorial Day May 30, 1994 (Korea): A Memorial Tribute Dedicated to those men . . . Map (db m21976) WM
38New Jersey, Union County, New Providence — The Country’s Roll of Honor
Their names are imperishably inscribed upon the country’s Roll of Honor. --------------- Within this sacred ground rest the remains of a number of soldiers, of whom there is a record of forty-eight, all enrolled in Washington’s Army during the . . . Map (db m8864) HM
39New Jersey, Union County, Plainfield — Drake House
Built by Nathaniel Drake, 1746. Washington visited here in 1777, while his army camped nearby at Bound Brook.Map (db m63453) HM
40New Jersey, Union County, Plainfield — Drake House Flag Pole
Flag pole presented to Historical Society of Plainfield and North Plainfield by Fraternal Order of Eagles Plainfield Aerie No 866 Flags presented by Jr. Order United American Mechanics Franklin Council No 41 Somerset Council No 104 Plainfield . . . Map (db m63468) HM
41New Jersey, Union County, Plainfield — Plainfield Garden ClubWomen’s Heritage Trail — Shakespeare Garden —
The Shakespeare Garden is located in Cedar Brook Park, one of Union County’s systems of public parks and recreation spaces. Now more than 75 years old, it is still cared for by the Plainfield Garden Club, historically a volunteer women’s . . . Map (db m94481) HM
42New Jersey, Union County, Plainfield — Site of the Blue Hills Fort and Camp
This marker is erected in memory of the brave Revolutionary soldiers from this vicinity who garrisoned this fort harassing and repulsing the invading enemy for seven months during the darkest period of the war. From this outpost General . . . Map (db m7768) HM
43New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — Abraham Clark
Grave site of Abraham Clark, Colonial Legislator, signer of Declaration of Independence, and long a member of Congress.Map (db m7787) HM
44New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — Capt. Thomas Clark
Son of Abraham, signer Captain of Artillery in the Continental Army Fought at the Battle of Princeton Served in the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1781 Died May 13, 1789, in his 37th year. The children of his son Jonathan and of his . . . Map (db m7788) HM
45New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — George Washington Tulip Poplar
A direct descendant of the Tulip Poplar planted in 1785 by our first President, George Washington, on the grounds of Mount Vernon, his home on the Potomac. More than two centuries later, the original Tulip Poplar continues to stand. Through the work . . . Map (db m6997) HM
46New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — Horsehead Copper
This “Horsehead Copper” was the first coin in the Nation to bear the motto “E Pluribus Unum” . It was minted in this site in 1786.Map (db m7784) HM
47New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — Merchants and Drovers Tavern1780
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m7807) HM
48New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — Rahway
Here, on April 23, 1789, on his way to New York City, Washington was received by troops from Elizabethtown and Newark. He was entertained at the Inn kept by Samuel Smith by gentlemen of the Town.Map (db m7785) HM
49New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — Spanktown
January, 1777, a sharp fight took place here between the British and Gen. Maxwell’s men. June 26-27, 1777, the British, retreating in a running fight from Westfield, were pursued here on their route to Amboy and Staten Island.Map (db m7783) HM
50New Jersey, Union County, Rahway — Terrill TavernCirca 1735
Restored by Rahway Historical Society Presented by National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Lady Elizabeth Carteret Chapter 1989Map (db m7808) HM
51New Jersey, Union County, Roselle — In Remembrance of Abraham Clark
In remembrance of Abraham Clark 1726 – 1794 A signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey He lived on this site during the formative period of the republic. __________ Erected by the New Jersey Society, Sons of the . . . Map (db m7782) HM
52New Jersey, Union County, Roselle Park — Here the British Turned
Here the British turned into Galloping Hill Road from Elizabethtown to Connecticut Farms and Springfield at the time of the battles June 7 and 23, 1780. Washington afterwards said of the New Jersey militia “They flew to arms universally, . . . Map (db m7781) HM
53New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — “Dolbier House”Circa 1736
Home of Jessie Dolbier, wheelwright and blacksmith to the revolution.Map (db m63455) HM
54New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — “Littell Half Way House”Circa 1750
Bought about 1785 by Capt. Gershom Littell for bride Phobe Terry, uniting two very early settlers families. Built about 1750.Map (db m63454) HM
55New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — “Osborn House”Circa 1770
Built in 1770. Home of Mary Darby and Revolutionary patriot John B. Osborn who “Bearded the British lion under Washington.”Map (db m63456) HM
56New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — “Terry Well”Circa 1760
Furnished water for both Colonials and Red Coats during Battle of the Short Hills, June 26, 1777. (Home of Jonathan Terry)Map (db m94484) HM
57New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Baptist ParsonageCirca 1786
First Parsonage in Essex Co. gift of William Darby – Residence of Rev. James Manning, founder of Brown University and mother organization to Churches in Lyons Farms, Samptown & Mays Lick, Ky. & New York City.Map (db m7810) HM
58New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Battle of The Short HillsJune 26, 1777 Reported missing
On the 26th of June in 1777 Washington’s continental forces of under 6,000 men fought a running battle on the plains below the Watchung Mountains with the combined British and Hessian troops numbering about 12,000. Early on that hot Thursday morning . . . Map (db m21858) HM
59New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Caesar
Here rest the remains of Caesar, an African, who died February 7th, 1806 aged 104 years. He was more than half a century, a worthy member of the Church in this place; and closed his life in the confidence of a Christian. His numerous friends have . . . Map (db m63467) HM
60New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Cannon Ball HouseCirca 1750
Osborn House – Home of Rev. Soldiers and later home of Hollingsworth and Darby Fur Mill associated with Cannon Ball from battle of the Short Hills, June 27, 1777.Map (db m7809) HM
61New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Frazee HomesteadCirca 1750
British General Cornwallis stopped to ask for bread during the battle of Short Hills, June 26, 1777, and was marked by Betty Frazee’s famous statement “I give you this in fear, not in love.”Map (db m7773) HM
62New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Patriots and Soldiers of the American Revolution
In honor of the Patriots and Soldiers of the American Revolution at rest in this cemetery. Ceasar TMS   1806 • Noah Clark   1801 • James Coles   1812 • John Darby, Sr.   1820 • John Darby, Jr.   1829 • James Dorcey   1805 • Nathaniel Drake   1801 • . . . Map (db m63458) HM
63New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Stage House Inn
[Upper Marker]: Center section built, 1737, became an inn during stage coach days. Enlarged in early 19th century for summer boarders. [Lower Marker]: Circa 1737 “Stage House & Liberty Pole” Col. Recompense . . . Map (db m7770) HM
64New Jersey, Union County, Scotch Plains — Swift Sure Stage Line
1799 Marking the route through Scotch Plains of the Swift Sure Stage Line Philadelphia to New York. Erected by Scotch Plains Chapter D.A.R. February 12, 1941Map (db m7772) HM
65New Jersey, Union County, Springfield — Battle of Springfield
Here, June 23, 1780, 1500 Americans, under Greene and Dayton, were attacked by 5000 British and Hessians under Clinton and Knyphausen enroute to capture stores at Morristown. The British burned Springfield, but were defeated.Map (db m189467) HM
66New Jersey, Union County, Springfield — 9 — Colonial ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Site of Church used as storehouse in Revolution. Destroyed by British in Battle of Springfield. Present church built 1791.Map (db m122277) HM
67New Jersey, Union County, Springfield — Patriots who fell at Springfield
To the memory of Patriots who fell at Springfield June 23, 1780Map (db m7000) HM
68New Jersey, Union County, Springfield — Springfield
(Front of monument): The first British advance was stayed at the bridge east of the village, June 7, 1780. The Battle of Springfield was fought June 23rd. The Americans under General Greene on that day near the stream west of the church . . . Map (db m6915) HM
69New Jersey, Union County, Springfield — The Battle of Springfield
Their deeds enriched and glorified our nation. This gate is dedicated in commemoration of the heroic service performed at The Battle of Springfield during the war for American Independence by the soldiers whose remains are . . . Map (db m7001) HM
70New Jersey, Union County, Springfield — The Cannonball House
(Upper Plaque): This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior (Lower Plaque): The Cannon Ball House Farmstead and dwelling built about 1740. . . . Map (db m6918) HM
71New Jersey, Union County, Springfield — The Jersey Militia and Continental Army
This plaque is dedicated to those brave men of the New Jersey Militia and Continental Army who fought the Battle of Springfield June 7 to June 23, 1780. The battle took place between the bridge crossing near Morris Avenue and the east branch of . . . Map (db m6920) HM
72New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Briant Pond Park
This site was farmed by several generations of the Briant family prior to its acquisition by Union Country in 1930. The original design for the park was prepared by Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects, the firm founded by the sons of the famed . . . Map (db m193098) HM
73New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Florence Spearing RandolphWomen’s Heritage Trail — Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church —
Florence Spearing Randolph, born in Charleston, South Carolina on August 9, 1866 was an African-American A.M.E. Zion (Methodist) minister and social activist. She served as Pastor of Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Summit City, from 1925 to 1946. . . . Map (db m94510) HM
74New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Marjorie Cranstoun JeffersonWomen’s Heritage Trail — Summit Playhouse —
Did you know that Marjorie Cranstoun Jefferson: *Was a leader in the Little Theater Movement in the United States? *Co-founded this community theater in 1918? *Directed more than 130 productions in this theater? (She was its director for 51 years, . . . Map (db m94532) HM
75New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Rahway Valley RailroadThe Summit Station
The Summit Park Line follows the path the Rahway Valley Railroad. About 500-feet to the northwest, at the opposite end of the apartment complex's parking lot, stood the Rahway Valley's Summit Station. Passenger service between Roselle Park and . . . Map (db m197461) HM
76New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Signal Beacon and the “Old Sow”
1776 Here in the time of the American Revolution stood the Signal Beacon and by its side the cannon known as the “Old Sow” which in time of danger and invasion summoned the patriotic “Minute Men” of this vicinity to the . . . Map (db m7359) HM
77New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Summit Opera House
The building on this site was designed in 1893 for the Women's Temperance Union by architect Theodore Mead, Jr. In return for title to the property, Civil War veteran Joel G. Van Cise completed the construction and provided the W.C.T.U. with a local . . . Map (db m34621) HM
78New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Summit Playhouse
The Playhouse Association has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m94533) HM
79New Jersey, Union County, Summit — Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church
(Top plaque) Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Summit, New Jersey has been listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. (Bottom plaque) Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church . . . Map (db m94511) HM
80New Jersey, Union County, Union — American Troops Withdraw
American troops withdrew west along Elmwood and Morris Avenues toward the Rahway River Bridge at the Springfield border on June 7, 1780 after heavy fighting at the First Presbyterian Church.Map (db m6949) HM
81New Jersey, Union County, Union — Battle of Connecticut Farms7 June 1780
In honor of the American soldiers who lost their lives in defense of our newly formed nation at the Battle of Connecticut Farms 7 June 1780 We dedicate this flagpole to all American Servicemen and Women who served their country during the last . . . Map (db m6928) HM
82New Jersey, Union County, Union — Caldwell Parsonage
Near this spot stood the parsonage in which Hannah Ogden wife of Rev. James Caldwell was killed by a British soldier, June 7,1780. Erected by the State of New Jersey A.D. 1905Map (db m6930) HM
83New Jersey, Union County, Union — Caldwell’s Home
Site of Parsonage used by James Caldwell family. Burned by British in 1780. Mrs. Caldwell was killed by a British soldier. (Lower Marker: ) Reverend James Caldwell and his wife Hannah moved to this site after his church in . . . Map (db m6929) HM
84New Jersey, Union County, Union — Carriage House
Colonel John Kean built the present carriage house around 1882. The building is an example of utilitarian Victorian architecture with its distinctive roof shapes, slate roofing, and brick arches over the windows, doors and tower. The stable was the . . . Map (db m66609) HM
85New Jersey, Union County, Union — Christopher Columbus1451 – 1506
Dedicated in memory of the courage and determination of Christpoher Columbus. He followed his dream, and discovered America. Erected by the Columbia Italian-American Club of Union October 13, 2000Map (db m40006) HM
86New Jersey, Union County, Union — Colonel Elias Dayton
American Colonel Elias Dayton ordered a 4 pound cannon to fire east on Morris Ave. at the advancing enemy. The British were driven back and retreated during the evening of June 7, 1780.Map (db m6950) HM
87New Jersey, Union County, Union — Connecticut Farms
Here stood the Presbyterian Church and here was fought the battle, June 7, 1780, between American forces under General Maxwell and Colonel Dayton and the British army on its advance to Springfield. The church and village were burned by the British . . . Map (db m6921) HM
88New Jersey, Union County, Union — Connecticut Farms
On June 7, 1780 about 5000 British and Hessian troops invaded Connecticut Farms (now Union Township). They stopped at Governor Livingston’s home located at this site.Map (db m6944) HM
89New Jersey, Union County, Union — First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms
The First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms was built in 1730 and burned to the ground on June 7, 1780 by the British and Hessian army. Reverend James Caldwell was minister.Map (db m6935) HM
90New Jersey, Union County, Union — Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen
Lt. General Wilhelm von Knyphausen ordered a second British column to march on Vaux Hall Road in order to out flank American troops fighting on the hill above the First Presbyterian Church.Map (db m36181) HM
91New Jersey, Union County, Union — General Sir Henry Clinton
On June 23, 1780 British General Sir Henry Clinton marched through Elizabeth and Connecticut Farms (now Union Township) with 5000 British and Hessian troops and was stopped at Springfield and Millburn.Map (db m36147) HM
92New Jersey, Union County, Union — General von Knyphausen
Lt. General Wilhelm von Knyphausen led 5000 British and Hessian troops west on Morris Avenue on June 7, 1780. His objective was to destroy Washington’s army camped in Morristown.Map (db m6947) HM
93New Jersey, Union County, Union — Glenn Avenue
Dedicated to Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr. Feb. 20, 1962 Project MercuryMap (db m36182) HM
94New Jersey, Union County, Union — Horse Chestnut Tree
Planted by Gov. William Livingston’s Daughter Susan In 1770. The oldest tree of its type on the NJ State RegisterMap (db m66632) HM
95New Jersey, Union County, Union — Jahn's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
On this site formerly stood Union Center's "Landmark" Jahn's Restaurant and Ice Cream parlor. In Union from 1962 thru 1998.Map (db m34484) HM
96New Jersey, Union County, Union — Liberty Hall
Built in 1772 by William Livingston, later a patriot leader, governor of New Jersey, 1776-90, Member of Constitutional Convention.Map (db m16753) HM
97New Jersey, Union County, Union — Liberty HallErected 1773
Residence of Governor William Livingston Eminent lawyer, statesman, writer and poet Governor of New Jersey from 1776 – 1790 Representative of New Jersey in the First Continental Congress 1774. Again a delegate in 1775. Commissioned . . . Map (db m32307) HM
98New Jersey, Union County, Union — Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m66601) HM
99New Jersey, Union County, Union — Liberty Hall
Built in 1772 in the Georgian style by William Livingston (New Jersey’s first elected Governor, 1776-1790). The house assumed its current Victorian Italianate appearance in the late 19th century, when it was enlarged by Colonel John Kean to meet the . . . Map (db m66628) HM
100New Jersey, Union County, Union — Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops
Buried in this mass grave are British and Hessian troops killed at the Battle of Connecticut Farms 7   June   1780 These soldiers lost their lives in defense of the British Crown and in support of the Loyalist cause during the Revolutionary War. . . . Map (db m32311) HM

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