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

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Somerville is the county seat for Somerset County
Bound Brook is in Somerset County
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1 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Battle of Bound BrookOpening Phase: 5:00 – 6:30 am   April 13, 1777
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
2 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Battle of Boundbrook
[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
3 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Bound Brook Library World War I Memorial
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
4 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Bound Brook World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of our fallen comrades of the World War. Giles – Biondi Post #63Map (db m39973) HM
5 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — June of 1777
George Washington and his army were encamped along the Middle Brook in the Watchung Mountains in June 1777 when Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes to be the official flag of the United States of America, thus originating Bridgewater's claim to . . . Map (db m203935) HM
6 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — MiddlebrookEnigma of the British Army
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
7 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Old Stone Bridge
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
8 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — The Council Oak
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
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9 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — The Frelinghuysen Tavern
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
10 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook1896 - 2013
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
11 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Thirteen Star Flag Reported missing
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
12 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Van Horn Plaza
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
13 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — War Memorial
In grateful memory to these and those unknown who have died so that we may live.Map (db m76571) WM
14 New Jersey, Somerset County, Bound Brook — Washington Camp Ground Reported missing
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
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Mar. 1, 2024