To those members of the Armed Forces
of the United States who served in the
1950 - 1955
"God grants liberty only to those who love it,
and are always ready to guard and defend it." . . . — — Map (db m20155) WM
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
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
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
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
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 involved — — Map (db m94494) WM
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
This tablet erected by the citizens of Cranford in honor of the men who made the supreme sacrifice.
Marcus Anderson • Raymond John Ashnault • William T. Donnelly, Jr. • Dean Joseph Elichko • Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. • Donald . . . — — Map (db m94495) WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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.
The Bonnell House is . . . — — Map (db m150922) HM
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
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
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
In the early years of the Watchung Reservation, park visitors could swim at a beach along the lake shore behind you, and could change into swim suits at a bathhouse at this location. Aquatic carnivals at the lake drew hundreds of participants for . . . — — Map (db m213767) HM
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
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
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
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
A Memorial Tribute
Dedicated to those men . . . — — Map (db m21976) WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Center section built, 1737, became an inn during stage coach days. Enlarged in early 19th century for summer boarders.
“Stage House & Liberty Pole”
Col. Recompense . . . — — Map (db m7770) HM
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
(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
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
by the soldiers whose remains are . . . — — Map (db m7001) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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, 2000 — — Map (db m40006) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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