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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Frenchtown
Frenchtown, New Jersey and Vicinity
▶ Hunterdon County (355) ▶ Mercer County (286) ▶ Morris County (377) ▶ Somerset County (159) ▶ Warren County (119) ▶ Bucks County, Pennsylvania (249)
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Town takes its name from the many French families that followed Paul Henri Mallet-Prevost, a Swiss refugee from the French Revolution who moved here in 1794. Bottom
Called "Sunbeam" in 1759. Later Sherrard's Ferry. Present name for . . . — — Map (db m17079) HM|
|Congregation was formed in 1832 and met in a room on Bridge Street. This church erected in 1844 and enlarged in 1861. — — Map (db m16651) HM|
|The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad c.1853.
Later leased to the Penn R. R. System, the line allowed transit of Lehigh & Hudson R. R. passenger trains. — — Map (db m16648) HM|
|To honor those who fought to preserve our freedoms, the Citizens of Frenchtown dedicate these memorials to our valiant dead. Let us also dedicate them to the living ... and to the promise of the future. — — Map (db m19570) HM|
|This tablet is erected as a tribute to the men of Frenchtown who served on the Great World War. 1917-1918 — — Map (db m16650) WM|
|Here, in 1755, stood the first store in Frenchtown, then known as Alexandriaville. In 1869, this building and the house to the left were built in the Italianate style for the merchant Oliver Worman. After Worman failed, in 1877, Hugh Warford bought . . . — — Map (db m63106) HM|
|Lenape tribes used this abundant Hunterdon mineral for spearpoints and tools. One of their trade routes followed the River Road (now Rte. 29) southwards toward Sanhican (Trenton). — — Map (db m114648) HM|
|In 1778 the Continental Congress moved 4,916 British and German troops captured at Saratoga, south from Boston along today's Route 513, crossing the Delaware at Sherrard's Ferry (Frenchtown). Many escaped along the way but 3,600 reached Virginia, to . . . — — Map (db m46194) HM|