“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Chester, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Morris 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> Morris County, NJ (392) Essex County, NJ (153) Hunterdon County, NJ (364) Passaic County, NJ (140) Somerset County, NJ (164) Sussex County, NJ (91) Union County, NJ (117) Warren County, NJ (122)  MorrisCounty(392) Morris County (392)  EssexCounty(153) Essex County (153)  HunterdonCounty(364) Hunterdon County (364)  PassaicCounty(140) Passaic County (140)  SomersetCounty(164) Somerset County (164)  SussexCounty(91) Sussex County (91)  UnionCounty(117) Union County (117)  WarrenCounty(122) Warren County (122)
Morristown is the county seat for Morris County
Chester is in Morris County
      Morris County (392)  
      Essex County (153)  
      Hunterdon County (364)  
      Passaic County (140)  
      Somerset County (164)  
      Sussex County (91)  
      Union County (117)  
      Warren County (122)  
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1New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Bartley Turbine
In the late 19th century, cast iron turbines began to replace more picturesque water wheels. Turbines were less susceptible to freezing and did not require the costly construction and endless repairs associated with wooden water wheels. A turbine . . . Map (db m20324) HM
2New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Brick Tavern1810 - 1812
Federal style structure built for Zephaniah Drake as stage coach stop. Purchased 1854 by William Rankin who added two wings, and converted inn to Chester Institute.Map (db m20328) HM
3New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Chester Area Veterans Monument
Dedicated to Those From the Chester Area Who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. With faith and courage they left their homes and committed themselves to the horrors of armed conflict, many sacrificing their lives as . . . Map (db m23021) HM
4New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Chester Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the Honor and Sacrifice of the Men and Women of the Township and Borough of Chester Who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States in all Wars.Map (db m20326) HM
5New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Cooper Gristmill1826
Original gristmill circa 1788. Owned by Elias Howell. Present gristmill built 1826 by Nathan Cooper. Only surviving structure of the industrial community, Milltown,Map (db m20322) HM
6New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — First Congregational Church
Congregation, organized 1740. Oldest of this denomination west of the Hudson River. Built 1856. Notable for Greek Revival architecture and rare interior Trompe L'Oeil painting.Map (db m23022) HM
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7New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Gardens at Bamboo Brook
Martha Brookes Hutcheson, renowned as one of America's first professional female landscape architects, lived at Merchiston Farm. Now called Bamboo Brook, from 1911 to 1959. These gardens are an example of an early 20th-century landscape . . . Map (db m33170) HM
8New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Hacklebarney
Hacklebarney or Budd Forge, built about 1763. Operations ceased after 1834. Hacklebarney Mine upstream furnished ore.Map (db m22512) HM
9New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Martha Brookes HutchesonWomen's Heritage Trail
Martha Brookes Hutcheson (1871-1959) was one of America's first women landscape architects. After studying for three years in the Landscape Architecture program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she began her practice in 1902. Mrs. . . . Map (db m33173) HM
10New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Merchiston Farm1911 - 1959
Home of Martha Brookes Hutcheson, prominent early woman landscape architect who transformed this 18th century working farm into outstanding example of natural and classic landscape design.Map (db m33169) HM
11New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Milltown - A 19th Century Village
Few vestiges remain, but in the 1880s Milltown bustled. Cooper Mill shared "Main Street" with a blacksmith shop, a general store, a tavern, Abram Cooper's sawmill and the Mountain Spring Distillery, a cider mill that made apple brandy and apple . . . Map (db m20325) HM
12New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Sgt. Larry W. Maysey
K.I.A. Laos, S.E. Asia Nov. 9, 1967 U.S.A.F. "To assist wounded survivors, That others may live. Sgt. Maysey subjected himself to a hail of hostile fire." "For those who fight for it, Life has a flavor that the Protected will never know . . . Map (db m20327) HM
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Nov. 30, 2022