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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Edison, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Middlesex County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Middlesex County, NJ (289) Mercer County, NJ (426) Monmouth County, NJ (305) Somerset County, NJ (164) Union County, NJ (117) Richmond County, NY (206)  MiddlesexCounty(289) Middlesex County (289)  MercerCounty(426) Mercer County (426)  MonmouthCounty(305) Monmouth County (305)  SomersetCounty(164) Somerset County (164)  UnionCounty(117) Union County (117)  RichmondCountyNew York(206) Richmond County (206)
New Brunswick is the county seat for Middlesex County
Edison is in Middlesex County
      Middlesex County (289)  
ADJACENT TO MIDDLESEX COUNTY
      Mercer County (426)  
      Monmouth County (305)  
      Somerset County (164)  
      Union County (117)  
      Richmond County, New York (206)  
 
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1New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Camp Kilmer
Camp Kilmer was the first Army camp constructed for the express purpose of staging Army men to and from the New York Port of Embarkation. In August, 1941, the New York Port of Embarkation, in accordance with a directive from the Secretary of War, . . . Map (db m166517) WM
2New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Colored Burial GroundPiscatawaytown Burial Ground
In October 1880. Dr. Ezra M. Hunt of Metuchen listed all the graves in the Piscatawavtown Burial Ground. He identified five graves in the south-west corner as the "Colored Burial Ground”. Subsequent to Dr. Hunt's list. there were two . . . Map (db m192905) HM
3New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Danish Home
In 1914, the Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodges of the North East established the Danish Home for their aged members. The property was a 72 acre farm with an old Victorian house in an area known, at the time, as Raritan Township. The land was . . . Map (db m53349) HM
4New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Fords Porcelain Works
Founder Abel Hansen President Fords National Bank Made sanitary plumbing fixtures Four acre site Employed 100 skilled men 1906Map (db m203101) HM
5New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Oak Tree PondOak Tree Pond Historic Park
The Oak Tree Pond, used by generations of residents for fishing and skating, has a surface area of one acre, making it the largest body of water in northern Edison. Spring fed, the pond also receives runoff from the surrounding area. The outflow . . . Map (db m53341) HM
6New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Saint James ChurchPiscatawaytown Burial Ground
St. James Episcopal Church was established in 1704. The original structure was built in 1724. In 1835 the church was destroyed by a tornado. It was rebuilt using as much of the original wood and fixtures as possible. The rear section was built in . . . Map (db m53332) HM
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7New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Sarah B. Jordan Boarding House
Plaque 1: In the fall of 1878, Thomas Edison asked Sarah Jordan, a relative of his wife Mary, to open and operated a boarding house in Menlo Park. She was the daughter of the first wife of Mary’s father Nicholas Stilwell. Moving from Newark, . . . Map (db m162083) HM
8New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills
The Oak Tree Engagement of June 26, 1777 took place in Edison Township near this marker. The engagement was one of four near continuous skirmishes that were known as the Battle of the Short Hills. In late 1776, the revolutionary forces under . . . Map (db m53337) HM
9New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Oak Tree NeighborhoodOak Tree Pond Historic Park
The Oak Tree neighborhood is named for the large oak tree which stood at the Oak Tree Corner. A market was located here during the Colonial era. It was through this crossroads during the Revolutionary War that Generals Howe and Cornwallis lead the . . . Map (db m53346) HM
10New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Raritan River
The Raritan Indians lived in this valley. Indian trails from the Hudson to the Delaware and from the mountains to the sea crossed the river near here. Henry Hudson discovered the Raritan in 1609 and the English settled at Piscataway in 1667. . . . Map (db m66977) HM
11New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — The Reuben Ayers HouseOak Tree Pond Historic Park
For over 200 years, a farmhouse was located on this site. It was a simple one and one-half story house that had several additions over the years. The house was on a small hill, facing south, with a driveway leading down to New Dover Road. (Center . . . Map (db m53338) HM
12New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower
Plaque 1: This tower marks the site of the experimental laboratory built by Thomas Alva Edison, born Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847. The laboratory structure occupied by the inventor from 1876 to 1886, was transported in 1929 by his friend . . . Map (db m33292) HM
13New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Memorial
On this site 1876—1882 Thomas Alva Edison Began his work of service for the world to illumine the path of progress and lighten labor for mankind. This tablet is placed by the Edison Pioneers to attest the gratitude of the . . . Map (db m33259) HM
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Dec. 7, 2022