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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Middlesex 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> Middlesex County, NJ (206) Mercer County, NJ (286) Monmouth County, NJ (241) Somerset County, NJ (159) Union County, NJ (112) Richmond County, NY (116)  MiddlesexCounty(206) Middlesex County (206)  MercerCounty(286) Mercer County (286)  MonmouthCounty(241) Monmouth County (241)  SomersetCounty(159) Somerset County (159)  UnionCounty(112) Union County (112)  RichmondCountyNew York(116) Richmond County (116)
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1New Jersey (Middlesex County), Colonia — Colonia Memorials
Colonia Memorial In honor of those who from Colonia have served their country Historic Memorial Triangle Park 1950 In honor of the brave men and women who lost their lives in the service of their country. Korea – Vietnam In honor . . . — Map (db m148318) WM
2New Jersey (Middlesex County), Colonia — Colonia Triangle
Site of Jones sawmill Grist mill built 1682 by Jonathan Bishop Library built 1939, bricks from Savage estate. Colonia town meeting place — Map (db m148319) HM
3New Jersey (Middlesex County), Colonia — Devonshire1917
Family home of Will & Eva Rollinson. Farm until 1923. Social center for "The Colony". Restored 2013. — Map (db m132630) HM
4New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Cranberry Mills
This gristmill stone commemorates Cranberry Mills, the first industry in Cranbury - erected by Thomas Grubbs in 1737, on the south side of Cranbury Brook. The village, was once called Cranberry or Cranberry Town, changed its name to Cranbury late in . . . — Map (db m36117) HM
5New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Parsonage Barn
This circa 1741 barn is the oldest in Cranbury and one of the oldest in New Jersey. It is a significant example of barn construction of the 18th century with its beams being hand hewn from white oak. Originally part of the Parsonage Plantation of . . . — Map (db m93829) HM
6New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Site of Encampment
Site of encampment of Washington and his troops June 26, 1778 — Map (db m36080) HM
7New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Site of House of Dr. Hezekiah StitesB. 1726 –D.1796
On June 26, 1778, Gen. George Washington met here with Col. Alexander Hamilton and Gen. Lafayette to plan what was to become the Battle of Monmouth. — Map (db m93841) WM
8New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — The Cranbury Dam
The dam, constructed in the 1800's with rebuilding and repairs through the late 19th century, diverted the Cranbury Brook in order to supply power to the local grist and saw mills. Local sewer construction in the 1977 unearthed and partially . . . — Map (db m36399) HM
9New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — 238 — The First Presbyterian Church and CemeteryAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Civil War MonumentThe Civil War Soldiers Monument in this cemetery, located behind the church building complex, is one of New Jersey’s earliest Civil War monuments. On June 3, 1865, Reverend Joseph Gaston Symmes of the First Presbyterian Church . . . — Map (db m122264) HM WM
10New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — The Second Presbyterian Church of Cranbury
The Sexton's House The adjacent private home located at 3 Westminster Place was constructed in 1840 as the home of the Sexton of the Church. As with most historic homes in Cranbury, this house has been modified since its original . . . — Map (db m95880) HM
11New Jersey (Middlesex County), Cranbury — Todd Beamer
This building is named in honor of Todd Beamer By act of congress P.L. 107-129 January 16, 2002 — Map (db m36075) HM
12New Jersey (Middlesex County), East Brunswick — Basilone Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to the Memory of Gunnery Sergeant John A. Basilone of Raritan, NJ, United States Marine Corps. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism at Guadalcanal 1942. Killed in Action at Iwo Jima 1945. November 30, 1951 — Map (db m60985) HM
13New Jersey (Middlesex County), East Brunswick — L.J. Smith Farmhouse
The L.J. Smith Farmhouse, circa 1860 stands as a tribute to the 19th century farming community of East Brunswick. Here lived “Apple Kings” and “Master Farmers,” George Smith and his son, Lawrence J. Smith, who were renowned . . . — Map (db m93891) HM
14New Jersey (Middlesex County), East Brunswick — The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library
Built on an indian camping ground, this library faces the route of America's first steam train. Across the river, stage coaches once plied their way from South Amboy to Burlington. In 1778 Washington's troops passed near the library site on their . . . — Map (db m96087) HM
15New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Camp Kilmer
Camp Kilmer was the first Army camp constructed for the express purpose of staging Army men to and from the New York Port of Embarkation. In August, 1941, the New York Port of Embarkation, in accordance with a directive from the Secretary of War, . . . — Map (db m166517) WM
16New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Danish Home
In 1914, the Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodges of the North East established the Danish Home for their aged members. The property was a 72 acre farm with an old Victorian house in an area known, at the time, as Raritan Township. The land was . . . — Map (db m53349) HM
17New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Oak Tree PondOak Tree Pond Historic Park
The Oak Tree Pond, used by generations of residents for fishing and skating, has a surface area of one acre, making it the largest body of water in northern Edison. Spring fed, the pond also receives runoff from the surrounding area. The outflow . . . — Map (db m53341) HM
18New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Saint James ChurchPiscatawaytown Burial Ground
St. James Episcopal Church was established in 1704. The original structure was built in 1724. In 1835 the church was destroyed by a tornado. It was rebuilt using as much of the original wood and fixtures as possible. The rear section was built in . . . — Map (db m53332) HM
19New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Sarah B. Jordan Boarding House
Plaque 1: In the fall of 1878, Thomas Edison asked Sarah Jordan, a relative of his wife Mary, to open and operated a boarding house in Menlo Park. She was the daughter of the first wife of Mary’s father Nicholas Stilwell. Moving from Newark, . . . — Map (db m162083) HM
20New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills
The Oak Tree Engagement of June 26, 1777 took place in Edison Township near this marker. The engagement was one of four near continuous skirmishes that were known as the Battle of the Short Hills. In late 1776, the revolutionary forces under . . . — Map (db m53337) HM
21New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Oak Tree NeighborhoodOak Tree Pond Historic Park
The Oak Tree neighborhood is named for the large oak tree which stood at the Oak Tree Corner. A market was located here during the Colonial era. It was through this crossroads during the Revolutionary War that Generals Howe and Cornwallis lead the . . . — Map (db m53346) HM
22New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Reuben Ayers HouseOak Tree Pond Historic Park
For over 200 years, a farmhouse was located on this site. It was a simple one and one-half story house that had several additions over the years. The house was on a small hill, facing south, with a driveway leading down to New Dover Road. (Center . . . — Map (db m53338) HM
23New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower
Plaque 1: This tower marks the site of the experimental laboratory built by Thomas Alva Edison, born Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847. The laboratory structure occupied by the inventor from 1876 to 1886, was transported in 1929 by his friend . . . — Map (db m33292) HM
24New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Memorial
On this site 1876—1882 Thomas Alva Edison Began his work of service for the world to illumine the path of progress and lighten labor for mankind. This tablet is placed by the Edison Pioneers to attest the gratitude of the . . . — Map (db m33259) HM
25New Jersey (Middlesex County), Helmetta — Borough of Helmetta
The Helmetta Historical Society Established 1994 Borough of Helmetta incorporated in 1888 George W. Helme Snuff Mill Historic District Listed on State Register of Historic Places February 1, 1980 Listed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m95750) HM
26New Jersey (Middlesex County), Highland Park — Invention of the Band-AidThe Band-Aid Bench
1920, to help his wife, Josephine, Highland Park resident Earle Dickson invented the BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages. Sponsored by the Highland Parks Arts Commission Constructed by Lucky Jo Boscarino — 2019 — Map (db m165720) HM
27New Jersey (Middlesex County), Jamesburg — The Bell Shall Not Toll
The bell shall not toll but will remain forever silent in memory of those from Monroe Township who gave their lives in the service of their country — Map (db m34159) HM
28New Jersey (Middlesex County), Menlo Park — The Invention of the Phonograph
Plaque 1: The Menlo Park Laboratory holds the unique distinction of being the location where sound was recorded and played back for the very first time. In July 1877, Thomas Alva Edison came up with the idea of recording and playing back . . . — Map (db m162587) HM
29New Jersey (Middlesex County), Menlo Park — Thomas Alva Edison’s Menlo Park Invention Factory
Plaque 1: 1876-1882 Main Laboratory Building In 1875, Thomas Edison was a young relatively unknown inventor with a shop and small laboratory in Newark, New Jersey. Seeking to move out of the crowded city, he asked his father, Samuel, to look . . . — Map (db m162435) HM
30New Jersey (Middlesex County), Menlo Park — Thomas Edison and the Electric Railway
Thomas Edison’s inspiration to perfect the electric railway arose when he stood in the fields of Wyoming in 1878. Gazing out over the vast fields waiting to be harvested, Edison realized that the transportation of the grain by steam engine would be . . . — Map (db m162266) HM
31New Jersey (Middlesex County), Menlo Park — Thomas Edison’s Office 1879 to 1884
The foundations are of Thomas Alva Edison’s office here at the Menlo Park laboratory complex. The building was completed in early 1879 along with a brick machine shop. This building contained Edison’s massive library and in the basement was a vault . . . — Map (db m162716) HM
32New Jersey (Middlesex County), Milltown — South Main Street Firehouse
Erected in 1889, the building served as Milltown School No. 78 until 1908 when the Milltown Public School was built on West Church Street. Once the move was made to the newer facility, this structure was used as the Milltown Municipal Building and . . . — Map (db m95772) HM
33New Jersey (Middlesex County), Monroe Township — Dey Farm Historic Site Monroe Township
The Charles Dey family acquired this 42 acre site on Old Church Road in 1927. Typical of farmsteads in this era, the house, which had been constructed in three stages beginning in 1820, was complemented by its red barns, shed and protective shade . . . — Map (db m95998) HM
34New Jersey (Middlesex County), Monroe Township — Eisenhower Tree
Planted June 2001 Honoring every veteran who has served our nation With respect and gratitude, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 262 Monroe Township, New Jersey — Map (db m35847) HM
35New Jersey (Middlesex County), Monroe Township — Monroe Township Memorial Park
Welcome to the Monroe Township Memorial Park Sculpture Designed by Blaise Batko The symbols used in the design of this site reflect the events that touched all of our lives on September 11, 2001. The nine black granite panels signify . . . — Map (db m35607) HM
36New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Alexander Hamilton Horse Artillery Battery
Here Early December 1776 Alexander Hamilton (Graduate of King’s College) with his Battery of horse artillery covered the ford of the Raritan delaying the advance of the British across the river while Washington withdrew through Princeton to . . . — Map (db m10010) HM
37New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Alexander Johnston Hall1830
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey ---------- Alexander Johnston Hall 1830 ----------Alexander Johnston Hall, the second oldest building at Rutgers, was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff in 1830 to provide a home for the Rutgers Preparatory . . . — Map (db m62727) HM
38New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
Congregation Anshe Emeth was founded October 11, 1859. It was the first incorporated Jewish congregation in Middlesex County, and the fourth in New Jersey. The congregation, which followed American Reform liturgical practices, built New Brunswick’s . . . — Map (db m94036) HM
39New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Brigadier General Anthony Walton White grave markerChrist Church Cemetery
(Inscription on the grave marker is illigible) (Bronze Tablet) In Memory of Brigadier General Anthony Walton White An officer of the American Army of the Revolution. A member of General Washington’s staff. Washington, Lafayette, and Kosciuszko . . . — Map (db m94019) WM
40New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Buccleuch
Built about 1735 and occupied until 1774 by Anthony White whose wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Morris, and whose son was General Anthony White. Owned and occupied from 1774 by General William Burton of the British Army. Owned by the . . . — Map (db m8979) HM
41New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Buccleuch Mansion
Buccleuch Mansion was built circa 1735-1739 by Anthony White for his bride Elizabeth, daughter of New Jersey Royal Governor Lewis Morris. Their son, Anthony Walton White, who was born and raised here, was an aide-de-camp to George Washington and an . . . — Map (db m94010) HM
42New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Christ Church
Christ Church, founded in 1742, was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in July 28, 1989. In 1776, the third public reading of the Declaration of Independence was made from the foot of the church tower. Funding for the Exterior . . . — Map (db m94014) HM
43New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Christ Church Parish
Christ Church Parish was organized in 1742 through the efforts of the Society for the Propacation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts-Samuel Seabury First Bishop in America 1754 Rector 1757-Abraham Beach active in the organization of the Episcopal Church . . . — Map (db m94018) HM
44New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Class of 1924 Memorial
Gift of Class of 1924 in memory of Victor W. Simons, USNR August W. Lentz, Jr., USN Basil D. Gallagher, AUS died in World War II 1949 — Map (db m62731) HM WM
45New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — College Hall
Here in 1791, at what was then the end of George Street, stood College Hall, the second home of Queen’s College, now Rutgers University. The first home of the college with its grammar school, 1771-1791, was at the north-east corner of Albany and . . . — Map (db m62694) HM
46New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Cuban Howitzer
Howitzer taken from Cabanas Fortress Havana Harbor, Cuba 1898 — Map (db m15769) HM
47New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Daniel S. Schanck Observatory1866
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Daniel S. Schanck Observatory 1866 The Daniel S. Schanck Observatory, a two-story edifice which includes a revolving roof and a rear wing connected by a passageway, was . . . — Map (db m10068) HM
48New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Geology Hall1872
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Geology Hall 1872 This brownstone structure was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the great-great-grandson of Rutgers’ first president. The building served as home to . . . — Map (db m10017) HM
49New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Guest House
Built by Henry Guest, 1760, of local stone. Thomas Paine once stayed here briefly. Relocated in 1925, became Art Center in 1940. — Map (db m8956) HM
50New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Kirkpatrick Chapel1873 — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey —
Kirkpatrick Chapel, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (great-great-grandson of the first president of Rutgers, also the architect of Geology Hall), was built as a chapel and library. The library was removed in 1903, thus increasing the seating . . . — Map (db m10016) HM
51New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Landing Lane Bridge - 1895Raritan Landing, Piscataway Township — Middlesex County, NJ —
Erected by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Middlesex County Michael Welsh Director Geo H Blakeley Consulting Engineer Penn Bridge Co Builders Beaver Falls PA Landing Lane Bridge is a three span, haunched deck girder structure. It . . . — Map (db m109273) HM
52New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Men of Rutgers CollegeWho fought for the cause of independence in the American Revolution
To the memory of the men of Rutgers College Who fought for the cause of independence in the American Revolution This tablet is placed by the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on the 150th anniversary (November 10, . . . — Map (db m10071) HM
53New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Milestones in MicrobiologyAmerican Society for Microbiology
In 1901, Edward B. Vorhees established here the country's first academic Department of Soil Chemistry and Bacteriology. Early studies by Jacob Lipman, Selman Waksman, Robert Starkey, and René Dubos explored microbial roles in the nitrogen cycle, . . . — Map (db m99308) HM
54New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick
Settlement begun about 1680 by Dutch and English received from George II city charter as New Brunswick in 1730. This highway was an Indian trail to the falls of the Delaware and the Minisink Trail to Navesink crossed it here. It became the Great . . . — Map (db m62691) HM
55New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Civil War Monument1861       1865
Erected by the people of New Brunswick in memory of the brave soldiers and sailors who fought in the defence of the Union during the War of the Rebellion Williamsburg • Antietam • Fredericksburg • New Bern • Atlanta • Gettysburg • Winchester • . . . — Map (db m62714) WM
56New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Inn Site
Under the rooftree of the Inn which occupied this site General Washington tarried when in New Brunswick ----- On the adjoining square upon the arrival of the express rider the Declaration of Independence was acclaimed by all loyal citizens on July . . . — Map (db m8954) HM
57New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Sailors
The city of New Brunswick, N.J. erects this memorial to her three sons who perished on the U.S.S. Maine February 15, 1898 in Havana Harbor, Cuba --------------- Frederick Lawrence Jernee William Henry Robinson John Henry Ziegler Back of . . . — Map (db m15768) HM
58New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick Station
Date 1903 William H. Brown, Engineer The New Jersey Railroad, chartered in 1832, was completed between Jersey City and New Brunswick in 1835. On January 2, 1836, the first train, a new locomotive named "The New Brunswick" traveled down from . . . — Map (db m95769) HM
59New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Old Queens
. . . — Map (db m62695) HM
60New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — On This High Ground
On this high ground the 7th Regiment of the British Army had its camp and a redoubt while General Howe and his troops occupied New Brunswick December 1, 1776 to June 22, 1777. At the edge of the hill above the river a battery of the American Army . . . — Map (db m41468) HM
61New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Honoring Middlesex County recipients of “The Purple Heart” our nation’s oldest military medal My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe . . . — Map (db m62736) HM
62New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Queen’s Campus1809
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Queen’s Campus 1809 Queen’s College (now Rutgers University) opened for instruction in 1771 in a tavern known as “the Sign of the Red Lion” on the corner of . . . — Map (db m10013) HM
63New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Queen’s Campus1809
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Queen’s Campus 1809 Queen’s College (now Rutgers University) opened for instruction in 1771 in a tavern known as “the Sign of the Red Lion” on the corner of . . . — Map (db m10040) HM
64New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Queen’s College
[Upper Right Hand Marker]: “Expediens est seminaria verae sophiae ericere” XXX MAI MDCCLV Queen’s College Founded by Royal Charter 10, Nov. 1766 Fixed its third site by the erection of this . . . — Map (db m10069) HM
65New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Route Taken by Washington
Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty ” --------------- Marking the route taken by Washington from Philadelphia to Cambridge to assume command of the Patriot Army in 1775 --------------- Placed here by The New Jersey . . . — Map (db m62692) HM
66New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Rutgers 9/11 Memorial
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey --------------- In memory of the men and women of Rutgers who were innocent victims of the terrorist attcks September 11,2001 Paul A. Acquavina   RC ’94 • Evan J. Baron   NCAS ’81 • David O. Campbell   RC . . . — Map (db m62733) HM
67New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Selman Waksman and AntibioticsMartin Hall, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1936-1952 — National Historic Chemical Landmark —
Martin Hall Cook College Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey 1936-1952 Here, in Martin Hall, Selman A. Waksman and his students isolated antibiotics produced by actinomycetes, most notably streptomycin, the first effective . . . — Map (db m99305) HM
68New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — SSgt. Frank Z. Molnar
In memory of SSgt. Frank Z. Molnar United States Armywho was killed in action in Kontum Province Republic of Vietnam on May 20, 1967. SSgt. Molnar was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of . . . — Map (db m62713) HM
69New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — The Indian Trail
The Indian Trail from the Delaware at Minisink to the sea at Navesink passed through the ravine nearby. In this vicinity before 1680 was the cabin of Cornelius Van Langeveldt (Cornelius Longfield), first settler of New Brunswick. On this land . . . — Map (db m95771) HM
70New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — The Raritan River
The Raritan Indians lived in this valley. Indian trails from the Hudson to the Delaware and from the mountains to the sea crossed the river near here. Henry Hudson discovered the Raritan in 1609 and the English settled at Piscataway in 1667. . . . — Map (db m66977) HM
71New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — The Ravine Bridge
Also known as the "Kissing Bridge," this favorite landmark was donated to Douglass College by the Class of 1926. Restored in the 1970's and again in 2001. Its original purpose was the span the ravine dividing the original campus from the land given . . . — Map (db m95770) HM
72New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Theological Education in Old Queens
From 1811 to 1856 students preparing for ministry in the Reformed Church in America received their theological education in Old Queens. Erected on the occasion of the Bicentennial of New Brunswick Seminary 1784-1984Map (db m10072) HM
73New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Van Nest Hall1847
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Van Nest Hall 1847 Originally two stories, Van Nest Hall was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff. Two nineteenth-century student literary societies, Peithessophian and . . . — Map (db m10019) HM
74New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Will’s Way
This plaque honors Will, an enslaved black man who worked to lay the foundation for the Old Queens building in 1808. In recognition of Will’s labor and the role of slavery in Rutgers’ early history, the walkway from Hamilton Street to the entrance . . . — Map (db m165148) HM
75New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — Winants Hall1890
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Winants Hall 1890 Designed by New York City architect Van Campen Taylor (Rutgers College, Class of 1867), Winants Hall was Rutgers’ sole dormitory until 1914. It is named . . . — Map (db m10018) HM
76New Jersey (Middlesex County), Old Bridge — Signal Hill
In 1779, a system of 23 alarm posts was established throughout the State. These alerted local militia to assemble at predetermined locations. In Old Bridge, a hill west of Higgins Road was used as one of these signal posts. The exact nature of the . . . — Map (db m93889) HM
77New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — All Shapes, Sizes and MaterialsAids to Navigation — Maritime History —
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, the presence of navigational dangers, and to help set their course. By 1852, however, lighthouses and lightships often looked so much alike that it was difficult to . . . — Map (db m43452) HM
78New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Ambo Point
You are standing where Perth Amboy’s history began. This is the place called Ompoge, meaning ‘point.’ The Lenni Lenape used these beaches for thousands of years before any European settlers arrived. In 1651, it was deeded by the Lenni Lenape to . . . — Map (db m25116) HM
79New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — City Hall
Original portion erected in accordance with an Act of the Provincial Assembly 1713 Capitol of the Province and the State of New Jersey 1713 - 1790 Courthouse of Middlesex County 1713 - 1793 City Hall of Perth Amboy 1718Rebuilt 1766-67 Enlarged and . . . — Map (db m76798) HM
80New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free LandNew Jersey's Replica of the Liberty Bell
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of New Jersey by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive from . . . — Map (db m76782) HM
81New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Elizabeth LawrenceWomen's Heritage Trail — Kearny Cottage —
Kearny Cottage, in addition to being the home of United States Navy Commodore Lawrence Kearny, was also the home of his mother, Elizabeth Lawrence, who was a celebrated poet around the time of the Revolutionary War and afterward. She published her . . . — Map (db m93933) HM
82New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — George Washington
The Father of his Country Erected by The Scandinavians of Perth Amboy   MDCCCXCVI — Map (db m84518) HM
83New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Governor’s House
Built by the colonial proprietors of East Jersey in 1762, with bricks which were brought from England. Occupied first by Frederick Smyth, Chief Justice of the colony. Then, in 1774, by William Franklin, who was appointed Governor by the . . . — Map (db m7888) HM
84New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Kearny CottageBuilt approximately 1784
Lifelong home of Commodore Lawrence Kearny, the sailor diplomat responsible for initiating relations between the United States and China. Always known as "The Cottage'. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m93936) HM
85New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Kearny Cottage
Built about 1780. Home of Commodore Lawrence Kearny. His famous uncle, Captain James Lawrence, also live here as a boy. — Map (db m93937) HM
86New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Kearny Cottage: Historic Home
Kearny Cottage is a two-and-a-half story clapboard and shingle frame structure featuring a gabled “catslide” roof. The front porch is an addition from the Victorian era, newly restored. The original louvered shutters have been restored . . . — Map (db m93940) HM WM
87New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Market SquareCity Hall Park
Site of a 1680s Colonial MarketDubbed "The Market House" this building was erected in the early 1740s to store and sell produce and imports.The "Bill of Rights" Commemoration Arch was erected in 1989 to commemorate Perth Amboy as New Jersey's First . . . — Map (db m76795) HM
88New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Oldest Parish in the State
St. Peter’s is the oldest parish in the state. Founded in 1698 when the Bishop of London sent the Rev. Edward Portlock to be its’ minister. Chartered in 1718 by King George I. Used as a barracks for British troops in 1776. Here the colonial . . . — Map (db m7901) HM
89New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Perth Amboy
Called “Ompoge” by Indians, “Ambo Point” by settlers. Built as capital and port of East Jersey, 1683. “Perth” was added for Lord Perth. — Map (db m7896) HM
90New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Perth Amboy Barracks & Inventors’ Institute
During the French and Indian War (1754-63) British troops were initially quartered (housed) in private residences. After a wave of protests from the colonists, the Provincial Assembly in 1758 authorized the construction of barracks, for 300 men . . . — Map (db m93944) HM
91New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Perth Amboy City HallBuilt in 1714-17
Site of First Ratification of the United States Bill of Rights. Prior to 1790, it served as New Jersey's Colonial and State Capital.The oldest public building in continuous use in the United States. The first African American voted here under the . . . — Map (db m76799) HM
92New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Perth Amboy Totenville Ferry Slip
The site of ferry service to Staten Island from colonial times to 1963 Restored to the 1904 period in 1998 Joseph Vas, Mayor City Council Peter J. Jimenez, president Joseph Misewicz Robert J. Sgromolo Frank M. Sinatra David A. . . . — Map (db m105761) HM
93New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Proprietary HouseBuilt in 1762
Additions placed in 1808 ------------------------- Built of British-imported brick by the Colonial Proprietors of East Jersey. Home of the last royal Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin in 1774. Became a British military headquarters during . . . — Map (db m84189) HM
94New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Raritan Bay & New York HarborIndustry & Trade — Maritime History —
Boating is a popular activity on Raritan and Sandy Hook bays. These waters provide both shelter from and access to the Atlantic Ocean. Over the past three centuries, maritime traffic in the Raritan Bay – New York Harbor area has increased . . . — Map (db m43453) HM
95New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Record Office
This building, erected in 1867, contains the record of the East Jersey Proprietors, who bought Carteret’s lands in 1682. — Map (db m84517) HM
96New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — St. Peter’s Church
Organized, 1698, St. Peter’s is New Jersey’s oldest Episcopal Parish. Royal charter, 1718. Churches on this site in 1722 and 1852. — Map (db m7899) HM
97New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church & CemeteryFirst Service 1685, Replaced 1852 in Gothic Revival
. . . — Map (db m84516) HM
98New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — Surveyor General's OfficeBuilt in 1852-1854
. . . — Map (db m76796) HM
99New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Bill of Rights Arch
The "Bill of Rights Arch" erected and dedicated November 20, 1989, is in tribute to the importance of New Jersey, as the first state to ratify the "Bill of Rights," and also to the proud role the City of Perth Amboy, as the First Capitol of New . . . — Map (db m76780) HM
100New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Bluff: Witness to History
This piece of land has always been called the Bluff, meaning a hill with a broad, steep face. This site’s history suggests another meaning for bluff – to hoodwink. It was here that a delaying tactic permitted an escape, that a fugitive found . . . — Map (db m25112) HM

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