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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mahwah, New Jersey
Location of Mahwah, New Jersey
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|Site of A.B. Darling Mansion Built 1864 As owner of Fifth Ave. Hotel he used this as a dairy farm. Bought by George Crocker in 1900, then Emerson McMillin and 1926 the Roman Catholic Diocese of Newark. Now owned by County Park Commission. . . . — — Map (db m43902) HM|
| On August 25, 1781 during the historic 600-mile march to what was the Revolutionary War’s decisive Battle of Yorktown, Gen. Rochambeau’s army was forced to ford this river because the bridge that was here was in poor shape. The bridge of . . . — — Map (db m165837) HM|
|In the 1800s, wealthy entrepreneurs from New York City established farm estates in the Ramapo Valley, employing so many people that the properties grew into small hamlets. As the number of children increased, estate owners Alfred B. Darling and . . . — — Map (db m150298) HM|
|This 19th Century farm house, its frame barn and three other outbuildings served as the centerpiece of an agricultural settlement along the Rampo River, started in 1861 and known as “Dellbrook”. There is evidence of an earlier building . . . — — Map (db m94640) HM|
|Built as a gristmill about 1760 by Lambartus Laroe and sold to Thomas Boggs in 1764, it had a pair of millstones. Boggs also ran a tavern in his nearby home. Owned by David Baldwin during the Revolution, the mill ground grain for American troops. . . . — — Map (db m24991) HM|
| Located in “Ramapough” near the site of an Indian trading post, this Dutch Colonial house was built about 1750 by Jacobus Laroe. The small wing was added at a later date, the porch about 1840. Some later owners were Jacobus Bogert who . . . — — Map (db m43801) HM|
| Built in 1871, the building served until 1902 and was moved from original site when four tracks were laid and grade crossing closed. Bought by A.J. Winter, it was used as a storehouse for fifty years. To preserve the landmark, The Mahwah Historical . . . — — Map (db m43796) HM|
|In 1713, eleven German Palatine families settled in this area and organized into a congregation under Lutheran Pastor Justus Falckner. About 1720, they built a log church near this site. It was replaced prior to 1739 with a larger structure, and . . . — — Map (db m13359) HM|
|The Ramapo Reformed Church succeeded two German Lutheran meeting houses, ca. 1720-1739. The area was called the “Island.” Dutch Calvinists came at mid-century and, in 1785, organized “The Dutch Reformed Congregation at Ramapough in . . . — — Map (db m150331) HM|
| First an Indian path, then an important road during the period of colonial settlement. Washington’s army used this road in July 1777, and at many other times during the revolution. This is one of America’s oldest roads. It was an important link . . . — — Map (db m43778) HM|
|This 19th-century farmhouse with Colonial Revival features was the home of Garret G. Ackerman (b. 1810 – d. 1870) until his accidental death when he was thrown from his horse-drawn wagon on present Fardale Avenue. The west section of the house . . . — — Map (db m27051) HM|
|Named for U.S. President Grover Cleveland of N.J., it replaced an 1840’s wooden bridge that served the extensive timber industry in the Ramapo Mountains. Constructed by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn., the major iron bridge builders . . . — — Map (db m94641) HM|
|Splendid estate farms were created in the Ramapo Valley in the 1870s by Alfred Darling and Theodore Havemeyer. Agricultural sciences were advanced by the farm owners, and the hamlet of Darlington became home to farm managers and workers. A . . . — — Map (db m150297) HM|
|The first and largest 2½ story block of this house was constructed by the Valentines, carpenters, and house builders, c. 1820. It features a Greek-Revival doorway, two interior chimneys and a later wraparound porch with Tuscan-style columns. . . . — — Map (db m27054) HM|
| Thomas Winter (b. 1820) built this home on family land c. 1844. The style is “vernacular” with some Greek Revival influences, common to the era. Winter married twice and had ten children from 1844 to 1874. This rare, 970 sq. ft. . . . — — Map (db m43896) HM|
|This “Tree of Life” was planted by The Township of Mahwah To Honor Those people who perished in the “Attack on America” on September 11, 2001 Let us Never forget — — Map (db m43907) HM|
| The island road property from which this utility shed came from was owned by Pieter Wanamaker in 1713 shortly after he came from Germany.
The Wanamaker House was destroyed in 1968, and now is the site of Bennett Bros. — — Map (db m43905) HM|