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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin Township, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon County, NJ (365) Mercer County, NJ (430) Morris County, NJ (410) Somerset County, NJ (165) Warren County, NJ (125) Bucks County, PA (270)  HunterdonCounty(365) Hunterdon County (365)  MercerCounty(430) Mercer County (430)  MorrisCounty(410) Morris County (410)  SomersetCounty(165) Somerset County (165)  WarrenCounty(125) Warren County (125)  BucksCountyPennsylvania(270) Bucks County (270)
Flemington is the county seat for Hunterdon County
Flemington is in Hunterdon County
      Hunterdon County (365)  
ADJACENT TO HUNTERDON COUNTY
      Mercer County (430)  
      Morris County (410)  
      Somerset County (165)  
      Warren County (125)  
      Bucks County, Pennsylvania (270)  
 
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1 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, Flemington, Franklin Township — Nixon Graveyard
Established 1764 by Quakers as burial site for non-members of their Society. In mid-1700s, a cemetery for enslaved Africans was sited across the road. By mid-1800s the slaves stones were torn out and the graves plowed over.Map (db m208535) HM
2 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, Franklin Township, Pittstown — August Wilhelm Knispel
For over 40 years August Knispel, lifelong Franklin resident and farmer, served the Township, Hunterdon County and his dairy profession in positions of leadership. From 1964-97, he sat on Franklin's Township Committee and was Mayor eleven times. In . . . Map (db m19537) HM
3 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, Franklin Township, Pittstown, Franklin Township — The Capoolong Creek TrailPittstown Branch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
The Capoolong Creek Trail is on the former Pittstown 3.9 mile trail branch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. This rail line connected Pittstown to the Lehigh Valley main line located at Landsdown. During the 1890s, this important rail line service . . . Map (db m33371) HM
4 New Jersey, Somerset County, Franklin Township, Kingston — Kate McFarlane and Josephine SwannWomen’s Heritage Trail
In 1783, while Congress was meeting at Nassau Hall in nearby Princeton, Rockingham was rented from Margaret Berrien, the widow of NJ Supreme Court Justice John Berrien, for the use of General George Washington. It served as what became his final . . . Map (db m77313) HM
5 New Jersey, Somerset County, Franklin Township, Kingston — Kingston Cemetery
Site of “Conference On Horseback,” January 3, 1777, at which Washington decided to move toward Morristown rather than New Brunswick . . . . a decision that probably prevented a critical American defeat.Map (db m33194) HM
6 New Jersey, Somerset County, Franklin Township, Kingston — 26 — Kingston Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Prior to 1766, our house of worship was built on this site. The wooden structure was destroyed by fire in 1791, and a new building was erected on the same foundation soon afterward. This church building served our congregation until 1852 when we . . . Map (db m122266) HM
7 New Jersey, Somerset County, Franklin Township, Kingston — Kingston Revolutionary War Soldiers
In memory of the Soldiers of Kingston who fought bravely for our Independence.Map (db m97671) HM
8 New Jersey, Somerset County, Franklin Township, Kingston — Rockingham
George Washington’s Headquarters 1783Map (db m33222) HM
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9 New Jersey, Somerset County, Franklin Township, Kingston — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777Map (db m33184) HM
10 New Jersey, Somerset County, Middlebush, Franklin Township — Voorhees Home
Early 18th century house of Garret Voorhees was burned by the retreating troops of General Howe in 1777. Rebuilt in 1793Map (db m94038) WM
11 New Jersey, Warren County, Franklin Township, Stewartsville — The Concrete Mile
New Jersey's first concrete highway was built in Franklin Township in 1912 with cement manufactured at Thomas A. Edison's Portland Cement Company in New Village.Map (db m33642) HM
12 New Jersey, Warren County, Franklin Township, Stewartsville — The Concrete MileThomas Alva Edison — 1847 - 1931 — Reported permanently removed
Franklin Township is the proud home of the first concrete highway in New Jersey, and one of the first in America. It was made in 1912 from Edison Portland Cement manufactured in New Village, New Jersey.Map (db m220737) HM
13 New Jersey, Warren County, Franklin Township, Stewartsville — The Concrete Township Reported permanently removed
NJ's first concrete highway built in Franklin Township, 1912 with cement manufactured at Thomas A. Edison's Portland Cement Company in New Village.Map (db m220736) HM
 
 
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Apr. 16, 2024