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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mahwah, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Bergen 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 Bergen County, NJ (401) Essex County, NJ (148) Hudson County, NJ (71) Passaic County, NJ (126) Bronx County, NY (57) New York County, NY (1426) Rockland County, NY (255) Westchester County, NY (198)  BergenCounty(401) Bergen County (401)  EssexCounty(148) Essex County (148)  HudsonCounty(71) Hudson County (71)  PassaicCounty(126) Passaic County (126)  BronxCountyNew York(57) Bronx County (57)  NewYorkCounty(1426) New York County (1426)  RocklandCounty(255) Rockland County (255)  WestchesterCounty(198) Westchester County (198)
Location of Mahwah, New Jersey
    Bergen County (401)
    Essex County (148)
    Hudson County (71)
    Passaic County (126)
    Bronx County, New York (57)
    New York County, New York (1426)
    Rockland County, New York (255)
    Westchester County, New York (198)
 
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1New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — A.B. Darling Mansion
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
2New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — American Brake Shoe Foundry& Ramapo Valley Road Bridge
          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
3New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — Darlington Schoolhouse — Havemeyer HallNew York-New Jersey Trail Conference Headquarters
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
4New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — Dellbrook Estate, Baldwin Residence
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
5New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — Hopper Gristmill Site
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
6New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — 25 — Laroe-Van Horn House
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
7New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — 22 — Mahwah’s First Station
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
8New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — Old Lutheran Cemetery
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
9New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — Ramapo Reformed Church
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
10New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — 24 — Ramapo Valley Road
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
11New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — The Ackerman HouseMahwah’s Farming Heritage
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
12New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — The Cleveland Bridge1888
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
13New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — The Hamlet of Darlington
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
14New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — The Valentine Homestead
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
15New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — The Winter FarmhouseC. 1844
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
16New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — Tree of Life
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 forgetMap (db m43907) HM
17New Jersey (Bergen County), Mahwah — Wanamaker Utility ShedCirca 1830
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
 
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