“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Union, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Union County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Union County, NJ (117) Essex County, NJ (152) Hudson County, NJ (99) Middlesex County, NJ (247) Morris County, NJ (391) Somerset County, NJ (162) Richmond County, NY (166)  UnionCounty(117) Union County (117)  EssexCounty(152) Essex County (152)  HudsonCounty(99) Hudson County (99)  MiddlesexCounty(247) Middlesex County (247)  MorrisCounty(391) Morris County (391)  SomersetCounty(162) Somerset County (162)  RichmondCountyNew York(166) Richmond County (166)
Elizabeth is the county seat for Union County
Union is in Union County
      Union County (117)  
      Essex County (152)  
      Hudson County (99)  
      Middlesex County (247)  
      Morris County (391)  
      Somerset County (162)  
      Richmond County, New York (166)  
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1New Jersey (Union County), Union — American Troops Withdraw
American troops withdrew west along Elmwood and Morris Avenues toward the Rahway River Bridge at the Springfield border on June 7, 1780 after heavy fighting at the First Presbyterian Church.Map (db m6949) HM
2New Jersey (Union County), Union — Battle of Connecticut Farms7 June 1780
In honor of the American soldiers who lost their lives in defense of our newly formed nation at the Battle of Connecticut Farms 7 June 1780 We dedicate this flagpole to all American Servicemen and Women who served their country during the last . . . Map (db m6928) HM
3New Jersey (Union County), Union — Caldwell Parsonage
Near this spot stood the parsonage in which Hannah Ogden wife of Rev. James Caldwell was killed by a British soldier, June 7,1780. Erected by the State of New Jersey A.D. 1905Map (db m6930) HM
4New Jersey (Union County), Union — Caldwell’s Home
Site of Parsonage used by James Caldwell family. Burned by British in 1780. Mrs. Caldwell was killed by a British soldier. (Lower Marker: ) Reverend James Caldwell and his wife Hannah moved to this site after his church in . . . Map (db m6929) HM
5New Jersey (Union County), Union — Carriage House
Colonel John Kean built the present carriage house around 1882. The building is an example of utilitarian Victorian architecture with its distinctive roof shapes, slate roofing, and brick arches over the windows, doors and tower. The stable was the . . . Map (db m66609) HM
6New Jersey (Union County), Union — Christopher Columbus1451 – 1506
Dedicated in memory of the courage and determination of Christpoher Columbus. He followed his dream, and discovered America. Erected by the Columbia Italian-American Club of Union October 13, 2000Map (db m40006) HM
7New Jersey (Union County), Union — Colonel Elias Dayton
American Colonel Elias Dayton ordered a 4 pound cannon to fire east on Morris Ave. at the advancing enemy. The British were driven back and retreated during the evening of June 7, 1780.Map (db m6950) HM
8New Jersey (Union County), Union — Connecticut Farms
Here stood the Presbyterian Church and here was fought the battle, June 7, 1780, between American forces under General Maxwell and Colonel Dayton and the British army on its advance to Springfield. The church and village were burned by the British . . . Map (db m6921) HM
9New Jersey (Union County), Union — Connecticut Farms
On June 7, 1780 about 5000 British and Hessian troops invaded Connecticut Farms (now Union Township). They stopped at Governor Livingston’s home located at this site.Map (db m6944) HM
10New Jersey (Union County), Union — First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms
The First Presbyterian Church of Connecticut Farms was built in 1730 and burned to the ground on June 7, 1780 by the British and Hessian army. Reverend James Caldwell was minister.Map (db m6935) HM
11New Jersey (Union County), Union — Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen
Lt. General Wilhelm von Knyphausen ordered a second British column to march on Vaux Hall Road in order to out flank American troops fighting on the hill above the First Presbyterian Church.Map (db m36181) HM
12New Jersey (Union County), Union — General Sir Henry Clinton
On June 23, 1780 British General Sir Henry Clinton marched through Elizabeth and Connecticut Farms (now Union Township) with 5000 British and Hessian troops and was stopped at Springfield and Millburn.Map (db m36147) HM
13New Jersey (Union County), Union — General von Knyphausen
Lt. General Wilhelm von Knyphausen led 5000 British and Hessian troops west on Morris Avenue on June 7, 1780. His objective was to destroy Washington’s army camped in Morristown.Map (db m6947) HM
14New Jersey (Union County), Union — Glenn Avenue
Dedicated to Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr. Feb. 20, 1962 Project MercuryMap (db m36182) HM
15New Jersey (Union County), Union — Horse Chestnut Tree
Planted by Gov. William Livingston’s Daughter Susan In 1770. The oldest tree of its type on the NJ State RegisterMap (db m66632) HM
16New Jersey (Union County), Union — Jahn's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
On this site formerly stood Union Center's "Landmark" Jahn's Restaurant and Ice Cream parlor. In Union from 1962 thru 1998.Map (db m34484) HM
17New Jersey (Union County), Union — Liberty Hall
Built in 1772 by William Livingston, later a patriot leader, governor of New Jersey, 1776-90, Member of Constitutional Convention.Map (db m16753) HM
18New Jersey (Union County), Union — Liberty HallErected 1773
Residence of Governor William Livingston Eminent lawyer, statesman, writer and poet Governor of New Jersey from 1776 – 1790 Representative of New Jersey in the First Continental Congress 1774. Again a delegate in 1775. Commissioned . . . Map (db m32307) HM
19New Jersey (Union County), Union — Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m66601) HM
20New Jersey (Union County), Union — Liberty Hall
Built in 1772 in the Georgian style by William Livingston (New Jersey’s first elected Governor, 1776-1790). The house assumed its current Victorian Italianate appearance in the late 19th century, when it was enlarged by Colonel John Kean to meet the . . . Map (db m66628) HM
21New Jersey (Union County), Union — Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops
Buried in this mass grave are British and Hessian troops killed at the Battle of Connecticut Farms 7   June   1780 These soldiers lost their lives in defense of the British Crown and in support of the Loyalist cause during the Revolutionary War. . . . Map (db m32311) HM
22New Jersey (Union County), Union — Pearl Harbor Square
Memorialized By Bayanihan Club of Union “Lest We Forget” December 7, 1941 To honor our service men and women who sacrificed so much “The Day Of Infamy” when 360 Japanese planes descended on Americans at Pearl Harbor killing . . . Map (db m36421) HM
23New Jersey (Union County), Union — Revolutionary Soldiers
In honor of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Connecticut Farms (Union) New Jersey John Allen • Daniel Baker Sr. • Daniel Baker Jr. • Elijah Baker • Moses Baker • Ethan Baldwin • John N. Baldwin • Lewis Baldwin • Thomas Baldwin • Timothy Ball • . . . Map (db m40635) HM
24New Jersey (Union County), Union — Steam Tractor
Manufactured By The Frick Engine Works in 1920 This tractor was typical of the kind used here at Liberty Hall to cultivate the fields and plant various crops. Eventually it was replaced by a more “modern” gasoline driven engine. The . . . Map (db m66610) HM
25New Jersey (Union County), Union — The Blue House
Home of Mildred Barry Hughes. Elected to the New Jersey Assembly,   1958 – 1965 The first woman elected to serve in the New Jersey Senate,   1966 – 1968 This building is circa 1790Map (db m66607) HM
26New Jersey (Union County), Union — The Serpentine Path
The Serpentine Path is based on the Serpentine, a lake in Hyde Park, London. It was built by Lord Bolingbroke, an English Viscount, who occupied Liberty Hall with his family from 1798 to 1807.Map (db m66633) HM
27New Jersey (Union County), Union — To the memory of Colonel Israel Angell
Who commanded the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry at the Battle of Springfield 23rd June, 1780. Headquarters, Rampaugh. 28th June, 1780. Sir, ---- The gallant behaviour of Col. Angell’s regiment on the 23rd inst., at Springfield, reflects . . . Map (db m6942) HM
28New Jersey (Union County), Union — Wagon Shed
Built around 1900, the wagon shed was used to store farm equipment used on Ursino Farm. In addition to farm equipment, the wagon shed houses an Otto manufactured gas engine. This engine powered a circular saw that cut fire wood for the many . . . Map (db m66606) HM
29New Jersey (Union County), Union — Washington’s Headquarters
On June 8, 1780 General George Washington established Headquarters at this site in Connecticut Farms (now Union Township) after the British and Hessian army’s retreat of June 7.Map (db m6934) HM
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Jul. 1, 2022