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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Phillipsburg
Phillipsburg, New Jersey and Vicinity
▶ Warren County (117) ▶ Hunterdon County (355) ▶ Morris County (367) ▶ Sussex County (81) ▶ Bucks County, Pennsylvania (241) ▶ Monroe County, Pennsylvania (78) ▶ Northampton County, Pennsylvania (193)
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|Bluestone slabs comprised the sidewalks of our business district in the 1870's. These are well over 100 years. Cut from the Pennsylvania Slate Belt, they were delivered to the town's "Road Overseer". 1874 maps show "Main Street" was then 60 feet . . . — — Map (db m30514) HM|
|Originally built of cast iron in the early 1900's, these stairs have served as a major thoroughfare for inhabitants of Phillipsburg for over 90 years. In 2002, funding by the NJDOT and Phillipsburg UEZ enabled the Town . . . — — Map (db m157232) HM|
1861 - 1865
This mortar used at Island No. 10 in the Mississippi River — — Map (db m157221) HM WM|
1861 - 1865
This mortar used at Island No. 10 in the Mississippi River — — Map (db m157222) HM WM|
1861 - 1865
This mortar used at the Siege of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River — — Map (db m157223) HM WM|
|William Dale, railroad overseer purchased this land from Bel-Del Railroad in 1861. The original home to rear, overlooked the railroad turntable, so Dale could view his workers. This home has 18 rooms. Later, home and dental office of Dr. Harry . . . — — Map (db m30511) HM|
Early industry started along Lopatcong Creek between South Main Street and the Delaware River. Water, that was readily available from the creek, powered grist and sawmills. The unused water was returned to the creek which then emptied into the . . . — — Map (db m157211) HM|
James Campbell (Camel) was born January 16, 1856. He and his wife, Hanna K. Anderson were married on October 9, 1878 and had eight children; four boys and four girls.
James was a "free" born African American who could both read and write. At . . . — — Map (db m157218) HM|
Phillipsburg Police Department
For bravery and devotion to duty in sacrificing his own life on November 20th, 1930 while protecting and serving the citizens of Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Bestowed posthumously and . . . — — Map (db m63110) HM|
|The town's only brownstone, built in grandeous manner to resemble those of East Side Manhattan. Exotic woods, marble, tile and glass brought back from Stewart's European travels line its interior. The front doors are hand carved cypress from . . . — — Map (db m30513) HM|
|1824 - 1924
Lock 10 West was situated on the N.W. side of S. Main St. with the Lopatcong Creek channel paralleling it. This lock had a lift of 9 ft. It's 3 ft. thick stone walls were 120 ft. long and it's chamber was 11 ft. wide.
A canal . . . — — Map (db m30503) HM|
|This bridge marks the western limit of Morris Canal property acquired by the state under agreement, November 29th 1922. The canal was chartered December 31st 1824, and opened for business in 1831. Two miles west of this point, at the Delaware River, . . . — — Map (db m30505) HM|
The Successful completion of New York's Erie Canal in 1825 demonstrated to the new nation that improved transportation infrastructure was the key to unlocking the country's great wealth of national resources. The discovery of anthracite coal in . . . — — Map (db m157210) HM|
|"Chintewink," Indian village, 1654. Incorporated, 1861. Terminus of Morris Canal, 1832, and Central Railroad of New Jersey, 1852. — — Map (db m157234) HM|
|Maps dated 1654 by a Dutch engineer show an Indian village called "Chinterwink". Phillipsburg was first found on a 1749 map named after Indian Chief Phillip, whose tribe made this rich fising and hunting ground their home.
Phillipsburg was . . . — — Map (db m30509) HM|
|Erected in the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Phillipsburg, N.J. and vicinity who served in the Civil War 1861 - 1865 — — Map (db m30506) HM|
|Constructed as a home for clergy (Rev. Townsend) for the Phillipsburg Presbyterian Church in 1858; a magnificent stone structure then located at "Main and Market Streets". The Manse was sold to attorney John F. Dumont in 1883 and has been used . . . — — Map (db m30519) HM|
|The Comstock Family owned many properties, including this, which was first used as a boarding house, and the famous Lee House, located at Union Square (Wardell site).
This building was later used and purchased by the Malaska Council, a once . . . — — Map (db m30517) HM|
|First built as a grain sale and transfer station from the Morris to Lehigh Canal. Horse drawn trailers were driven into the store for grain loading. The grain was then put on canal boats and transported up the Lehigh. In the 1870's it was used as a . . . — — Map (db m30515) HM|
|Originally occupied by William Stites, Phillipsburg tailor. Later the home of prominent resident John Lander (b.1798-1889) who was co-founder of the Warren Iron Foundry (1856) and the Town Postmaster. Hailed "the oldest living postmaster" in 1882. . . . — — Map (db m30512) HM|
|The Union Square Hotel served as the town's first Town Hall, and all travelers going to or from Easton passed through the square. The hotel was erected in 1811 by Joseph Roseberry, and consisted of only the lower three stone Federal-style stories; . . . — — Map (db m157224) HM|
Dedicated to the men who gave their life in Vietnam
Robert Bacon Dennis Kline William Konyu John Marason Robert Marcantoni James Morris Daniel Myers Albert Outwater Jr. Arthur Rowe Albert Shiller Terrance Smith . . . — — Map (db m157220) WM|
|William Henry Walters Park (formerly Dempster's Park, a horse-race track) was officially donated to the town on July 15, 1936 by its namesake during the 75th year celebration of the signing of the charter (1861). The 24 acre tract was designated to . . . — — Map (db m157219) HM|
|This land, 1.16 acres, was purchased by Elizabeth Stryker (Stryker Rd.) in 1850. This building was erected soon thereafter. In 1870 the Central Jersey R.R. Co. sold to Central Jersey Land Improvement Co. Winter & Co. rented and manufactured . . . — — Map (db m63111) HM|
|Dedicated in honor of the men and women of North End who answered the call of their country in World War II — — Map (db m157233) WM|