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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Somerset County, New Jersey
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Did General George Washington sleep here? Maybe. We do know, history says our “Grain Room” stored grain for his troops during the winter of 1778. Artist: Adrienne Crombie, Frenchtown, N.J. Millstone 18th CenturyOne of the two stones . . . — — Map (db m32680) HM|
|First settled by James Pitney and others about 1720. General Charles Lee was captured at the Tavern by the British, December 13, 1776. — — Map (db m8514) HM|
| A log Hospital for Continental Army soldiers was located on the slope of this ravine. A frame Presbyterian Church stood at the top of the hill near the famous oak and burial ground. — — Map (db m8526) HM|
|In memory of the Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the graveyard of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church
Alward, Benjamin •
Ayres, John •
Ayres, Nathaniel •
Baird, John •
Bockoven, George •
Boylan, John •
Brees, John Jr. • . . . — — Map (db m21970) HM|
|We shall never forget our friends and neighbors who rode the rails with us that morning but did not return with us that night.
May this tree serve as a living memorial to the following community members who died in the tragic attack on the . . . — — Map (db m22510) WM|
|A tribute to the armed forces personnel
from Bernards Township who have
served our country. Dedicated with
deep appreciation, we honor their
great courage in the defense of
freedom throughout the world.
Vietnam . . . — — Map (db m36866) WM|
|In Honor of All Who Served Our Country — — Map (db m18232) WM|
|Dedicated in grateful appreciation to the men and women of Bernards Township who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II that Peace, Freedom and Justice might not perish from the Earth. — — Map (db m39974) HM|
|A pioneer log church was built under the ancient oak before 1731. A frame church replaced it in 1749. Present structure, 1839. — — Map (db m122280) HM|
|The Rev. Samuel Kennedy established a classical school here in 1764. Col. Ephraim Martin lived here during the Revolutionary War. The Stelle family and their descendants resided here 1794 - 1940. — — Map (db m20159) HM|
|Period of significance - c. 1762-1852
Listed New Jersey Register of Historic Places - 2003
Listed National Register of Historic Places - 2004
The farmstead is historically associated with the Rev. Samuel Kennedy, a renowned local minister . . . — — Map (db m32986) HM|
|Lying along the Passaic River, the farmstead was first developed early in the second half of the 18th century. At one time, the property encompassed 340 acres with 14 structures including a Dutch framed farmhouse, wagon house, and large English . . . — — Map (db m99125) HM|
| This parkland includes part of Stirling’s 1762 estate. Stirling (1726-83), a friend of George Washington, was a Revolutionary War Major General. — — Map (db m8530) HM|
|This property is the site of Lord Stirling Manor, built by William Alexander "Lord Stirling" in 1763 where he lived until 1779. The original residence was razed by fire in 1920 and a new residence was built on part of the remaining foundation where . . . — — Map (db m40353) HM|
| An early 1700s hamlet, home of Coffee House Tavern a sawmill and a nub and spoke factory. — — Map (db m8907) HM|
|Here on December 13, 1776, Major General Charles Lee, second in command to General Washington in the Continental Army, was taken prisoner by a British Patrol. — — Map (db m8511) HM|
|Site of the Somerset Hills Airport in operation from 1932 - 1981. An important airmail destination during aviation's pioneer days, it also was a U.S. Army Air Force flight instruction facility from 1941 - 1945 — — Map (db m36367) HM|
Settled in Basking Ridge, 1755. Justice of the Peace,
Assemblyman, U.S. Representative
Samuel L. Southard
Son of Henry, Born in Basking Ridge, Tenth Governor of New Jersey, . . . — — Map (db m21971) HM|
|This building was erected in 1809 by Rev. Robert Finley to house a classical school founded by him in 1797. Statesmen, professional men, and business leaders were among its graduates. The academy served as a public school from 1853 to 1903. Owned by . . . — — Map (db m18305) HM|
| By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — — Map (db m8902) HM|
|Who has enriched and beautified our community by the restoration of historic sites and buildings. This tablet is erected in grateful appreciation by the Basking Ridge Historical Society. — — Map (db m19596) HM|
|On June 22, 1801, three African American Men - one free Negro and two slaves - purchased one tenth on an acre of land from Aaron Melick for the sum of three dollars to establish a burying ground for the "Black people of the Neighborhood." This is . . . — — Map (db m96788) HM|
|Site of the 1778 - 1779 Winter encampment during the Revolutionary War of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Continental Artillery, artificers and armourers under the command of General Henry Knox. Located and confirmed by the Pluckemin Archaeological Project. A . . . — — Map (db m82405) HM|
|(See Markers Below) — — Map (db m90138) WM|
|"In honor of our great war heroes" — — Map (db m100847) WM|
|There are 97 identified graves here: 36 with names and 61 unknown, including former slaves and free blacks who were members of the Lamington Presbyterian Church. Remains of 5 Civil War veterans who fought heroically for the Union lie here. As you . . . — — Map (db m16975) HM|
|The Pluckemin School house was constructed in 1912 as a two-story four-room school. It cost approximately $5,000 and was designed by Peter C. Van Nuys of Somerville and was built by John Gulick of Lamington. it was used as a school house until 1958 . . . — — Map (db m117652) HM|
|Built About 1740.
Front Added 1854. — — Map (db m19599) HM|
|Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Farmhouse Built c. 1760.
Headquarters of General Henry Knox During The 1778-1779 Winter Encampment Of The Continental Army Near Pluckemin — — Map (db m16983) HM|
| was constructed circa 1772 with a nineteenth century addition circa 1813. In 1995 the house was listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. The Jacobus Vanderveer House is significant in United States Revolutionary War . . . — — Map (db m98523) HM|
|Built in 1751 by Johannes Moelick, a German farmer and tanner. Made famous by Andrew D. Mellick's "Story of an Old Farm". — — Map (db m76431) HM|
|This monument has been placed here in memory of Frederick W. Schmidt
By the trustees of his estate
Mr. Schmidt owned and operated the nearby Millington Quarry which opened in 1895. He later organized the North Jersey Quarry Company . . . — — Map (db m47292) HM|
|Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the suffering and devotion of Washington’s army during the severest winter of the Revolution when these woods gave shelter, fuel, and water – but precious little else. That winter of bitter . . . — — Map (db m11896) HM|
|In 1779 soldiers of the New Jersey Brigade built this hearth. Archeologists stabilized it and removed the other artifacts found here for protection. The hearth provided the hut’s only comfort: a warm fire. Food ran out. Many men had no shoes and . . . — — Map (db m11899) HM|
|To the glory of God and in memory of the departed members of the Bernardsville Fire Company. — — Map (db m166025) HM|
| Bernardsville Train Station is a one-story stone structure with rounded corners and a hipped roof, and was built in 1901-1902. The interior classical detailing, including several pair of Corinthian pilasters carved in oak, is particularly notable. . . . — — Map (db m159070) HM|
| Top Plaque
1917 - 1919
Erected in memory of the Boys of Bernrads Township who gave their lives in the World War.
James Kilday •
Arthur A. Card •
Russull W. Mullen •
Robert E. Pope •
William Neill •
Francis Bergen •
Paul . . . — — Map (db m19598) HM|
|Blizzards, extreme cold, lack of food and medical care -- All endured by the New Jersey Brigade in the winter of 1779-80 while it camped here and watched British movements in New York. — — Map (db m16608) HM|
|“Where there is no vision, people will perish. There must be a balance of common sense, humility and vision.”
The Honorable Millicent Fenwick
Mrs. Fenwick worked all her life for the promotion of civil rights, consumer . . . — — Map (db m158953) HM|
| By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — — Map (db m166024) HM|
|Historic Blackwells Mills Canal House circa 1835. Home to generations of Bridge Tenders who opened and closed the swinging bridge for canal traffic. — — Map (db m94091) HM|
|State & National Registers of Historic Places
A 19th century Turnpike Village originally settled, circa 1739 by John Blaw & Michael Blaw, the mill owner. — — Map (db m32936) HM|
|Hessian Jaeger Captain Johann Von Ewald wrote the following account of the action on April 13, 1777. “At daybreak I came upon an empty picket on this side of the stone causeway which led to Bound Brook through a marsh along the . . . — — Map (db m166026) HM|
| [Front of monument]:
This stone marks the site of the Battle of Boundbrook, fought April 13, 1777, between 500 American soldiers under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln and 4,000 British troops under Lord Cornwallis.
[Back of . . . — — Map (db m7758) HM|
|That empires might fall and that peoples every where might be free, these men and women jeoparded their lives unto the death in the World War 1914 - 1918. — — Map (db m76982) WM|
|Dedicated to the memory of our fallen comrades of the World War. Giles – Biondi Post #63 — — Map (db m39973) HM|
|During the 1777 encampment, Washington’s heavily entrenched stronghold defied the massed British Army of 18,000 under Howe and prevented the British movement against Philadelphia by land (June 14 to 30). This delay caused Howe to move by sea, with . . . — — Map (db m7761) HM|
|Originally planned in 1683 but not constructed until about 1731, this triple arch stone bridge is believed to be one of the oldest examples of its type still existing in New Jersey. Perhaps it is the oldest. The bridge marks the boundary between . . . — — Map (db m32283) HM|
|This white oak, one of the oldest in N.J., was already about 80 feet tall on May 4, 1681, when two Lenni-Lenape indian chiefs sold the 5000 acres on which Bound Brook now stands to New Jersey governor Phillip Carteret and seven other men. The tree . . . — — Map (db m76447) HM|
|This tablet marks the site of The Frelinghuysen Tavern. Here Hendrick Harpending, a shoemaker from Holland, built his home circa 1720, which later became a tavern, owned by his son, Peter.
Soon after the adoption of the Declaration of . . . — — Map (db m523) HM|
Founded in 1688 and the oldest congregation in Somerset County, this fifth sanctuary was designed by Oscar S. Teale in 1896 and dedicated in 1898. Unique features of this medieval revival style building include a semi-circular floor plan, . . . — — Map (db m76448) HM|
|By special Act of Congress, the Betsy Ross flag is flown here 24 hours each day. This is to commemorate Washington’s Army having encamped in this area June 14, 1777, the day Congress adopted the Flag Resolution. The period of encampment extended . . . — — Map (db m7759) HM|
|Dedicated to Colonel James H. Van Horn 1881 – 1974 For his efforts to preserve the trees, plantings, and beauty at this plaza and throughout the Borough of Bound Brook. Bound Brook Mayor Council Bound Brook Shade Tree Commission Bound . . . — — Map (db m82357) HM|
|In grateful memory to these and those unknown who have died so that we may live. — — Map (db m76571) WM|
|Dedicated a historic site in 1889 by citizens of the community to memorialize the encampment of Washington’s Army in 1777 and from Nov. 1778 to June 1779.
The Middlebrook encampment in New Jersey entered the National Register of Historic Places . . . — — Map (db m7762) HM|
| Historical Background
The site of the Bodine - Carkhuff House forms part of property acquired by Isaac Bodine in the early 1700s. Church records establish that Bodine, who was of French Huguenot descent, resided in the neighborhood by 1723, . . . — — Map (db m99214) HM|
In Honor and Memory of all the Men and Women of Branchburg who proudly served our country in the armed forces of the United States of America.
In recognition of the Branchburg Veterans Memorial Committee.
Dedicated . . . — — Map (db m16993) WM|
J. Fred Baer, Chairman
1964 — — Map (db m16992) HM|
|The Continental Army camped here from May 28 to July 2, 1777. Advance units were on the slopes facing the Raritan Valley. — — Map (db m21852) HM|
| [Plaque #1]
The Lenni Lenape Indians settled along the Raritan River, utilizing the river for food and transportation, while cultivating the flood plains by planting corn and a variety of other crops.
Heavy barges . . . — — Map (db m49974) HM|
|The house stands on its original site over looking the Raritan River. The land was once part of an 834 acre plantation that Derrick’s father, Michael, purchased in 1697. Derrick, who was born here in 1699, was a prosperous farmer, respected member . . . — — Map (db m60362) HM|
|18th century home and General Store of Jacob Vosseller. 19th century Stage Coach Inn and Tavern known as Allen Inn. — — Map (db m33196) HM|
|In the predawn darkness of April 13th, 1777, British General Cornwallis led a four-pronged attack on the American garrison at Bound Brook. General Benjamin Lincoln, who was a guest at the Van Horne House, barely escaped capture. Following the . . . — — Map (db m99260) HM|
| By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton Jan. 1777. Erected by Gen. Frelinghuysen Chapter D.A.R. — — Map (db m33183) HM|
|The Bridgewater Train Station is dedicated to the memory of Arthur L. Reuben, 1921 – 1999.
A founder of the Raritan Valley Line Coalition, and a member of and Legislative Agent for the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers, and . . . — — Map (db m139393) HM|
|Far Hills Station was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1914 and was designed by a staff architect, L.R. Simpson. Simpson was an assistant to Frank J. Nies, a prolific architect for the railroad, who designed most of the . . . — — Map (db m16982) HM|
|(See Markers Below) — — Map (db m90139) WM|
|When Earth temperatures started cooling about 100,000 years ago, ice built up in the North to over a mile in height. Forced to flow outward by its own weight, the ice sheet spread south, bulldozing the land. Then with a rise in global temperature, . . . — — Map (db m18700) HM|
|P.J. Boatwright served the USGA with dedication and distinction for over three decades.
Renowned for his expertise in conducting championships, he was also the world's foremost authority on the rules of golf.
P.J. was the ultimate arbiter in . . . — — Map (db m18212) HM|
|William L. Hutcheson Memorial Forest has been designated a National Natural Landmark. This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment. 1976. . . . — — Map (db m99139) HM|
|From this rock General George Washington watched the movements of the British forces during the anxious months of May and June 1777.
Erected by the Continental Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
- and the people of - . . . — — Map (db m7765) HM|
|You are standing on a rocky outcrop that was a strategic lookout for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. At that time, the land was mostly fields and meadows offering a clear view for 30 miles. In June of 1777, the ability to . . . — — Map (db m7766) HM|
|In May, 1777, General George Washington moved his army from Morristown to the Watchung Mountains above Bound Brook. The British Army, under the command of Sir William Howe, were reinforcing their base at New Brunswick and hoping to draw the American . . . — — Map (db m60363) HM|
|The D&R Canal was built between the years 1830 and 1834. The waterway connected the Delaware and Raritan Rivers and, after its completion, served to expedite the flow of commerce between Philadelphia and New York City. Coal was the primary commodity . . . — — Map (db m33195) HM|
|Route of Continental Army of Morristown after Battle of Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777. Route also of armies marching from New York to Yorktown, VA. Aug. 30-31, 1781. — — Map (db m16700) HM|
| By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton January, 1777. Erected by Camp Middlebrook Chapter D.A.R. — — Map (db m46166) HM|
|Harlingen Village grew up around the Reformed Church beginning in the 1750s. It evolved into Montgomery Township's chief religious, civic, and business center. Harlingen Road, the village's main street, crossed Fox Brook in the Village as early as . . . — — Map (db m31955) HM|
|In memory of Gen. Frederick Frelinghuysen 1760-1804 of Revolutionary fame who is buried within these wall. — — Map (db m94090) WM|
|Constructed circa 1870, the Thomas P. Huff House exemplifies the Victorian era Tuscan Villa style. The site also includes a circa 1800 three-bay Dutch Barn, 1870 corn crib and other agricultural buildings. The farmstead historically operated as a . . . — — Map (db m104499) HM|
| In 1783, while Congress was meeting at Nassau Hall in nearby Princeton, Rockingham was rented from Margaret Berrien, the widow of NJ Supreme Court Justice John Berrien, for the use of General George Washington. It served as what became his final . . . — — Map (db m77313) HM|
|Site of “Conference On Horseback,” January 3, 1777, at which Washington decided to move toward Morristown rather than New Brunswick . . . . a decision that probably prevented a critical American defeat. — — Map (db m33194) HM|
| Prior to 1766, our house of worship was built on this site. The wooden structure was destroyed by fire in 1791, and a new building was erected on the same foundation soon afterward. This church building served our congregation until 1852 when we . . . — — Map (db m122266) HM|
|In memory of the Soldiers of Kingston who fought bravely for our Independence. — — Map (db m97671) HM|
|George Washington’s Headquarters 1783 — — Map (db m33222) HM|
| By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — — Map (db m33184) HM|
|A tribute to life, lives lost and lives changed forever.
September 11, 2001 — — Map (db m21972) HM|
|Dedicated in grateful appreciation to the men and women of Bernards Township who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II. That peace, freedom and justice might not perish from the earth. — — Map (db m18211) HM|
|Dedicated in memory of Chief Philip Koechlein for seventy-four years of service.
Fire Dispatcher 1921 - 1969
Chief 1926 - 1928
Answered the final alarm October 8, 1995
"Phil, you . . . — — Map (db m21977) HM|
|General Rochambeau's troops camped here in August 1781 en route to the Battle of Yorktown. — — Map (db m20152) HM|
|On this site French Troops under Le Comte De Rochambeau encamped August 29, 1781 en route to meeting Gen. George Washington and achieving their victory at Yorktown, American independence was assured there in Virginia by the defeat and surrender of . . . — — Map (db m11580) HM|
|Lyons Station was constructed by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1931 in a Tudor style. Tudor architecture is exemplified in Lyons Station by the parapeted end and front gables, multi-paned steel casement windows, carved rosette . . . — — Map (db m22508) HM|
|Renewed and Dedicated April 27, 1990
A small burial ground on the site of the Daniel Vail Family Farm — — Map (db m101944) HM|
|Army Encampment. Encampment area for the Pennsylvania troops of the Continental Army from about December 15, 1778, until June 1, 1779. — — Map (db m75610) HM|
|Two brigades of the Pennsylvania Line commanded by Major General Arthur St. Clair and General William Irvine encamped in the area during the 1778-79 Middlebrook Cantonment.
Late in November 1778, General George Washington decided to move three . . . — — Map (db m96787) HM|
|This plaque is reverently and prayerfully dedicated to the men of Manville, martyrs to justice and charity, who laid down their lives in World War II and the Korean Conflict in the cause of holy liberty and freedom for all the world.
May they . . . — — Map (db m75609) WM|
| By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton January, 1777. Erected by Camp Middlebrook Chapter D.A.R. — — Map (db m33188) HM|
|In honor of the citizens of Manville who served their country in World War II and in memory of those who gave their lives. 1941 - 1945. — — Map (db m75612) WM|
|One of the redoubts and breastworks erected by the Continental troops, June, 1777, to defend the encampment in the valley. — — Map (db m32267) HM|
|This remodeled farm house is the last of the farm houses built by members of the Bolmer family. Settling here before 1799, the Bolmers were the first early Dutch settlers in the fertile Washington Valley. Robert and Marie Bolmer had 12 children all . . . — — Map (db m32277) HM|
|When Washington’s Army was encamped at Middlebrook in the spring of 1777, earthen redoubts were built west of Chimney Rock Road and north of the west branch of the Middlebrook. The redoubts were 75ft. square and 4 ft. deep and were equipped with a . . . — — Map (db m32269) HM|
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