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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chatham, New Jersey
Location of Chatham, New Jersey
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|After managing Lightweight Champion of the World Freddie Welsh's nearby Health Farm, Madame Hranoush Bey ran a world-renowned training camp on this site. Gene Tunney, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Max Schmeling were among the famous fighters . . . — — Map (db m43465) HM|
|June 7, 1780, soldiers under the command of Gen. Washington marched here from Morristown to check the advancing enemy beyond Short Hills. At Connecticut Farms the onset was checked. — — Map (db m108149) HM|
|Settled by John and Daniel Day. Named for the Earl of Chatham William Pitt. Washington often visited troops here. — — Map (db m107929) HM|
|Scene of Washington’s Headquarters and massing of Continental troops prior to march on Yorktown August 27 – 29, 1781. — — Map (db m8877) HM|
|Scene of Washington's headquarters and massing of Continental troops prior to march on Yorktown August 27 - 29, 1781 — — Map (db m108150) HM|
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|A part of Washington's army crossed the Passaic River at this point. then known as Day's Bridge on June 23, 1780. The troops continued their journey and fought against the British at the Battle of Springfield. — — Map (db m101397) HM|
|William Gibbons, prominent racing patron, built stable to house his thoroughbred racehorses, including Fashion, "Queen of the American Turf". Barn is an outstanding example of an early 19th century horse barn. — — Map (db m19595) HM|
| Isaac Clark, a Morris County Freeholder & Council of Safety member owned over 60 acres of land & the original 2 room house built using beams from the collapsed balcony of the New Providence Presbyterian Church. Clark's ownership is recorded on a . . . — — Map (db m162169) HM|
| Uzal Johnson, a Revolutionary War soldier, bought 259 acres in 1770 for 310 ponds sterling. Built in stages and occupied until 1920 by five Johnson generations, including a member of the first Township Board of Education, two Freeholders, and a . . . — — Map (db m164037) HM|
|While Lewis was serving with General Washington’s army at Valley Forge, PA., Hessian soldiers foraging for food during a blizzard, stayed here overnight. As Phoebe Brant Noe spoke German, they took only a few chickens, sparing her family from . . . — — Map (db m94567) WM|
| During the Revolution, former soldier Shepard Kollock printed the New Jersey Journal on this site “to maintain the cause of freedom” and serve the army in Morristown. The Journal, north Jersey’s only wartime newspaper, founded in 1779, . . . — — Map (db m8878) HM|
|Pre-revolutionary farm pond, on an 800 acre tract owned by the Noe family, provided water and ice for the Noe farm, dairy and greenhouses. Converted in 1955 to a private family swim and recreation club by Jack & Ruth Noe and Taz & Baily Brower Jr., . . . — — Map (db m38135) HM|
|This home represents a prosperous early 1800s farmer’s homestead with its wide center hall, tall ceilings, and brick beehive oven. The original 1770’s 5 room house was doubled to its current size in the 1830s by Edward Price, a successful farmer and . . . — — Map (db m94566) HM|