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Clickable Map of Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, NJ (298) Mercer County, NJ (430) Monmouth County, NJ (305) Somerset County, NJ (165) Union County, NJ (118) Richmond County, NY (225)  MiddlesexCounty(298) Middlesex County (298)  MercerCounty(430) Mercer County (430)  MonmouthCounty(305) Monmouth County (305)  SomersetCounty(165) Somerset County (165)  UnionCounty(118) Union County (118)  RichmondCountyNew York(225) Richmond County (225)
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1 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — 125 Freeman Street
Part of Samuel Barron estate Italianate addition built by Sollace family, 1877 Home of civic leaders George & Barbara Baker Wyatt since 1954 c 1810Map (db m194315) HM
2 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — 125 Green Street
Home of Civic Leaders Hampton & Edith Cutter Grandson of clay magnate Hampton Cutter Parents' residence 123 Green Street William H. & Sarah R. Barron Cutter 1927Map (db m191213) HM
3 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — 247 Green Street
William P. & Mary Louise Harriot Edgar Farm acquired from Francis M Potter in 1848 Peter & Margaret Leahy residence Catalano family home 1921- c 1850Map (db m191717) HM
4 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — 44 Green Street
Built for financier William E. Fink Jr Home and Business of August F. Grenier "Augie" WWI veteran, civic leader Mayor of Woodbridge 1934-1951 1876Map (db m191212) HM
5 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — 87 Green Street
Pre 1879 Original house constructed 1943-1969 Dr. Fred and Stephanie Kessler Residence and Doctor's Office Hyatt home since 1969Map (db m234208) HM
6 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — A Snapshot of Woodbridge History
A Snapshot of Woodbridge History In 1664, Governor of New Jersey Philip Carteret granted English settlers the right to establish a plantation of 14 square miles between the Passaic and Raritan Rivers purchased from the native Lenni Lenape tribe. . . . Map (db m126254) HM
7 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Aaron Dunn Homestead/Jost-Keating House
Home of Aaron Dunn, a soldier in the Revolutionary War. In 1835 acquired by James Bloodgood, who operated a tannery located by the brook that crosses Ridgedale Avenue. Circa 1685.Map (db m190056) HM
8 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Adath Israel Synagogue
Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue served Woodbridge’s Jewish community from 1907 until its 2006 merger with Congregation Neve Shalom of Metuchen. The Conservative congregation first High Holy Days services were celebrated by a small group at . . . Map (db m124573) HM
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9 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — African-American Contributions
Alvin P. Williams Park in Sewarren commemorates the public service tradition of Woodbridge African-Americans from Colonial days to the present. Honoring the bravery of a Woodbridge police officer who died in 1979 trying to save two drowning . . . Map (db m126014) HM
10 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Barron Arts CenterBarron Library
Dedicated in 1877, as the Barron Library, it was the first library in Middlesex County. Donated by Thomas Barron, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who considered Woodridge his native town, this building served as a library until 1977. When the . . . Map (db m93950) HM
11 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Barron Estate
The Barron name is an important one in Woodbridge, as the family was one of the first to settle here in the late 17th century. The Barron family, noted patriots and philanthropists, made many contributions to the town. The Barron estate encompassed . . . Map (db m93953) HM
12 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Barron House
Home of Deacon Joseph Barron, First Presbyterisn Church. One of many handsome colonial homes, it remained in the Barron family, donors of the money and land to build the Barron Library Circa 1803Map (db m191712) HM
13 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Barron LibraryBuilt 1877
First library in Middlesex County on land and money donated by the Barron family. Constructed in Richardsonian Romanesque Revival Style Architecture with massive Belleville stone, floral stained glass, and terra cotta panels.Map (db m191713) HM
14 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Bloomfield House c. 1750
Built c. 1750, this was the home of Dr. Moses Bloomfield (1729-91), noted surgeon and physician in Washington’s Continental Army during the Revolutionary war. Dr. Bloomfield, a Woodbridge native, was a Middlesex County delegate to the Convention . . . Map (db m126724) HM
15 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Boynton Beach & Sewaren House Hotel
Boynton Beach & Sewaren House Hotel First known as Pierce’s Landing, Boynton Beach opened in 1877 when its founder Cassimer W. Boynton purchased a stretch of land along the Arthur Kill. The resort hosted a bathing beach with bath houses, picnic . . . Map (db m126130) HM
16 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen
For seven days in January, 1952, the world news media was focused of Woodbridge resident and commercial sea captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen (1914-89) who steadfastly remained onboard his crippled freighter as she slowly sank in the English Channel. . . . Map (db m126708) HM
17 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Colonia Country Club
This club was founded in 1898, its first directors including Edward Savage, Edward G. Cone and Edward Pattinson. Fifty acres were purchased from the Adams family for the overall club grounds; 12 ½ were designated for a golf course and the . . . Map (db m126767) HM
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18 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Colonia Triangle & Colonia Library
The small triangle at the intersection of New Dover and Chain O’ Hills Road originally was the crossroads of two ancient Native American trails and within two miles of an ancient Lenni Lenape campsite. Nearby was Succor Brook, the south branch of . . . Map (db m148317) HM
19 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Cooper’s Dairy Farm
Cooper’s Dairy Farm was established in 1925 by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cooper, major contributors to the development of Iselin. Located at 221 Middlesex Turnpike, this parcel of land was originally purchased in 1858 by Cooper family ancestors as part of . . . Map (db m126772) HM
20 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Cross Keys TavernUnited States Constitution Bicentennial
This tavern, operated at the time by John Manning, hosted the overnight stay of George Washington April 22, 1789 on route to his inauguration on April 30, 1789. Washington was accompanied on the part of the journey from New Brunswick to Rahway by . . . Map (db m8987) HM
21 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Cross Keys Tavern
Built in the early half of the 18th century, Cross Keys Tavern took its name from the Continental term “Cross Keys” denoting an important intersection. The two most important roads in colonial Woodbridge met at the present-day . . . Map (db m125888) HM
22 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Cross Keys TavernCirca 1740
On April 22, 1789, George Washington stayed the night at this Tavern on his way from Mount Vernon, Virginia, to New York City for his inauguration as the first President of the United States. 1896Map (db m194317) HM
23 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Dr. Fred Albee & U.S. General Hospital No. 3
The world’s first orthopedic hospital was established in Colonia in 1918 by surgeon Fred Houdlett Albee (1876-1945), a 20th-century medical pioneer whose discoveries still benefit millions today. A native of Maine, De. Albee earned his M.D. from . . . Map (db m126770) HM
24 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Dr. Moses Bloomfield House
NJ Provincial Representative, US Army surgeon in Rev. War, Freed his slaves in 1783, Father of Gov. Joseph Bloomfield. Circa mid-1700sMap (db m190058) HM
25 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Embassy Theatre
The Embassy Theatre was the first movie house in Iselin. It was owned by Iselin resident S. A. Limoli. Ground was broken in 1927 and the theatre was opened to the public on March 10, 1928. It was widely received by the public in a grand ceremony, . . . Map (db m126837) HM
26 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — First Congregational Church
Organized 1874. Features include brick from the Valentine Brick Company, 90 foot steeple and Good Shepherd window 1875Map (db m191714) HM
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27 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church
The first meeting house for religious purposes was built here on the ‘Kirk Green’. Replaced by the present church in 1803 and built by Jonathan Freeman, it is known as the Old White Church. 1675Map (db m62707) HM
28 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — 357 — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
By the Grace of God, “A building about thirty feet square unpainted inside and out, with no steeple or bell without and no stove within” was erected on this place in 1675 to serve as both a community church, town hall and burial ground . . . Map (db m122272) HM
29 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Oldest Tombstone – 1690 of 57 original Woodbridge families, 33 buried here. Chartered by Charles II, King of England 1669Map (db m190060) HM
30 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church of WoodbridgeFounded 1675
A house of worship has stood on this site since 1675. In that year a religious meeting house was built which was also the seat of Woodbridge Township government. The founders of Woodbridge were Puritans and the church was non denominational until . . . Map (db m62710) HM
31 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge
The First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge is home to the oldest Presbyterian congregation in Middlesex County and the sixth oldest in the state. Located at 600 Rahway Avenue and known as “The Old White Church”, its first service was conducted . . . Map (db m125836) HM
32 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Fitz Randolph-Csaki House
1793-1851 Site of Woodbridge Academy school for boys and girls. 1915-1920 Site of Woman's Suffrage Movement meetings. CIRCA 1896Map (db m191214) HM
33 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Fulton Street Neighborhood
Fulton Street Neighborhood The historic neighborhood enclosed by Fulton, Second, Albert and Smith Streets were first surveyed and mapped in 1840 by Ichabod Potter. The section was home to working-class residents, many of the German, Irish and . . . Map (db m125972) HM
34 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Fulton Street Train Wreck
On the rainy Tuesday evening of February 6, 1951, a crowded rush-hour express train departed from Exchange Place in Jersey City headed toward Bayhead in New Jersey. “The Broker”, named for the many Wall Street employees it . . . Map (db m125813) HM
35 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — General Nathaniel Heard
General Nathanial Heard Nathaniel Heard (1730-92) was a leading Woodbridge patriot during the Revolutionary War. A member of the local Committee of Safety, Heard received the Lexington Alarm heralding the start of active rebellion in 1775 and . . . Map (db m126093) HM
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36 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — George Washington’s InaugurationUnited States Constitution Bicentennial
“On this site stood the historic Cross Keys Tavern”     where George Washington and his party including Governor Livingston arrived late afternoon Saturday April 22, 1789 to spend the night before proceeding to . . . Map (db m19889) HM
37 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Great Woodbridge Train Wreck of 1951
In memory of the 85 people who perished on February 6, 1951, when a Pennsylvania Railroad Commuter Train derailed ¼ of a mile (1300 feet) south of this station, and in recognition of the Woodbridge residents and those of the surrounding communities . . . Map (db m125814) HM
38 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Hampton Cutter Mansion
One of the most distinctive buildings in Woodbridge is the Italianate-style mansion at the top of Strawberry Hill on Amboy Avenue – the home of 19th-century clay magnate Hampton Cutter (1819-82). Located on the site of many significant . . . Map (db m126840) HM
39 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Henry Inman
Inman Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Colonia, was named for the painter Henry Inman (1801-46), the leading American portraitist of his time. Born in Utica, New York, Inman excelled in portrait painting and created lasting works of President . . . Map (db m126630) HM
40 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Historic Green Street
Originally called Woodbridge Avenue, Green Street was a popular thoroughfare from the early 1800s and served as the address of many prosperous Woodbridge citizens. Perhaps named for the adjacent green fields and canopy of stately trees, the . . . Map (db m126470) HM
41 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Isaac Inslee Estates
The Inslee family came to Massachusetts from Scotland and later settled in New Jersey in the late 17th century. Among the earliest Woodbridge families, they made many contributions to their country and town. George Inslee was a veteran of the . . . Map (db m126534) HM
42 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — J J Bitting Coal and Feed Depot
Early 20th Century Woodbridge business center for coal, feed, and oil. Became brewery and restaurant in 1997 1910Map (db m194320) HM
43 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Jonathan Dunham House
Flemish bond brick house. Addition added 1870 with Victorian style renovations. Now used as Trinity Rectory. circa 1700Map (db m194314) HM
44 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Kirk Green
Kirk Green Named for the two churches (“kirks”) established in the late 1600s, Kirk Green was the center of Woodbridge life in the early Colonial period, encompassing the modern-day intersection of Rahway Avenue and Port Reading . . . Map (db m126427) HM
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45 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Leisure in the Good Old Days
Leisure in the Good Old Days In the early 20th century, public outdoor picnic areas provided respite and relaxation to the citizens of Woodbridge Township. Florida Grove, the earliest of the picnic areas, was located in Keasbey and provided . . . Map (db m126768) HM
46 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — M.D. Valentine & Brothers
M.D. Valentine & Brothers During the 19th century, Woodbridge became world famous for its clay and brick products. By the 1860s, it was said that nearly 80 million fire bricks were being annually supplied from Woodbridge. In 1866, M.D. . . . Map (db m126152) HM
47 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Methodist Episcopal Church & Parsonage
The United Methodist Church and Parsonage at 69-71 Main Street represents one of the oldest religious communities in New Jersey. In March 1772, Rev. Francis Asbury, founder of the Methodist Church in America, preached to Woodbridge Methodists in . . . Map (db m125781) HM
48 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — NJ POW Memorial
Remembering those that endured captivity Honoring those that did not survive Ex-prisoners of War N.J.Map (db m62734) WM
49 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Church established 1920 for Hungarian Catholics working in the clay industry. Church converted to school in 1960. circa 1921Map (db m195828) HM
50 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my . . . Map (db m62735) WM
51 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots of Woodbridge1776 1927
In memory of the Revolutionary soldiers and patriots of Woodbridge, New Jersey Placed by Janet Gage Chapter Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m7904) HM
52 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Revolutionary War Battles in Woodbridge
With Staten Island and Perth Amboy serving as Loyalist strongholds, British troops extended their reach into Middlesex County by occupying Woodbridge from December 2, 1776 to June 22, 1777. It is believed five Redcoat regiments were quartered at . . . Map (db m126352) HM
53 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — S.W. Phillips Grist & Saw Mill
Nineteenth century mill on the bank of the Woodbridge Creek Water-powered millstone ground grain and cut wood. 190 Woodbridge AvenueMap (db m191203) HM
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54 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Salamander Works
Salamander Works Among the earliest clay-based businesses in Woodbridge was Salamander Works, established by Gage Inslee and Rene Pardussus in 1825 on Rahway Avenue near Heard’s Brook. At its peak, the company had eight kilns on five acres . . . Map (db m126507) HM
55 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — School Number 1
Classes began January 1877. First high school graduation 1883; two graduates. Became Woodbridge Township District Administration Offices. Built 1876Map (db m190136) HM
56 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Shinn-Woodbridge Airport
Transportation has loomed large in the history of Iselin. In pre-Colonial times, the area was crossed with east-west trails used by the Lenni Lenape people journeying between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers. In the 1770s, the corner of Green . . . Map (db m125782) HM
57 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Soldiers and Sailors Monument Countless numbers of “Woodbridge Boys” enlisted in the United States Volunteer Army during the Civil War. One unit in particular, the 28th New Jersey - Company F, featured a large number of Woodbridge . . . Map (db m125583) HM
58 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Port Reading
The community of Port Reading took shape in 1892 when the Reading Railroad extended its line to docks on the Arthur Kill, where coal arriving by train from Pennsylvania was sent off to New York and New England by barge. Many of the workers . . . Map (db m126834) HM
59 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — St. James Catholic School
Founded 1890; staffed by Sister of Mercy 1st school - 3 room schoolhouse Converted from wood frame church Grades Pre K-8 1924Map (db m205546) HM
60 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — St. James Roman Catholic Parish
St. James Roman Catholic Parish First mass, 1683 School opened, 1890 Church relocated from Upper Main Street, 1924 New church dedicated, 1968Map (db m195829) HM
61 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — St. James SchoolUnited States Constitution Bicentennial
On this site in September 1890, Mother M. Joseph and Sisters M. Sebastian, M. Baptist and M. Josephus (Sisters of Mercy) founded St. James School. The school was located in the frame building which had formerly been the church. The school was . . . Map (db m19890) HM
62 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — St. John's Episcopal Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church The first church built in Sewaren was St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at Woodbridge Avenue and Cliff Road. Established in 1892 by Trinity Episcopal Church in Woodbridge as “a chapel of convenience”, . . . Map (db m126560) HM
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63 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Star Eagle Section
The star Eagle section of Iselin is named for the newspaper which owned the property and helped develop it – the Newark Star Eagle. First published in 1916, the Newark Star Eagle was a daily paper descended from the Newark . . . Map (db m126670) HM
64 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — The Clay-and-Brick Industry
The Clay-and-Brick Industry Naturally rich in fine white clay deposits left by Cretaceous Period glaciers, Woodbridge was by the mid-19th century among the nation’s leading manufacturers and exporters of clay and bricks. This history is . . . Map (db m126839) HM
65 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — The Parish Community of St. James
The Parish Community of St. James The history of St. James Roman Catholic Church began in the late 17th century, when many French and Irish immigrants were drawn to Woodbridge following the discovery of a fine type of potter’s clay in the area. . . . Map (db m125512) HM
66 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — The Second World War Memorial — Ballard Park —
Dedicated to the Glory of God and to the memory of these brave young men who gave their lives in the Second World War and whose names are here inscribed for all generations to read and remember. They died with honor on the field of battle so that . . . Map (db m6681) WM
67 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — The Woman’s Club of Fords
In October 1920, ten women met at the home of Mrs. Annie Hope Liddle for the purpose of organizing a Fords branch of the Woodbridge Woman’s Club. They were assisted in their efforts by WWC president Mrs. E.H. Boynton. The object of the Fords . . . Map (db m126836) HM
68 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Trinity Church
Not long after Woodbridge Township was founded in 1669, the Independent Meeting House was built nearby for nondenominational services. Records show that Anglican services were first held there in 1698. In 1710, it was announced that the Independent . . . Map (db m62703) HM
69 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Trinity Churchyard
First used for burial in 1714. Place of interment for many prominent Woodbridge families and veterans from each war beginning with the American Revolution 1714Map (db m194312) HM WM
70 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Trinity Episcopal ChurchFounded 1702
First service held December 29th 1703 By Rev. John Keith First Church erected about 1712 Second Church erected on old site 1754 Charter granted by King George III December 6th 1769 Second Church destroyed by fire 1858 Corner Stone of present Church . . . Map (db m39976) HM
71 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church of Woodbridge is among the oldest Episcopal congregations in New Jersey. Now located at 650 Rahway Avenue, its first service was conducted in 1698; the first sanctuary was built in 1713 under the leadership of Rev. Edward . . . Map (db m126154) HM
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72 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Trinity Episcopal Church
Edward Portlock first conducted services in Woodbridge in 1698, making Trinity one of the oldest parishes in New Jersey. After fire destroyed a second building, the present church was built. Built 1861Map (db m190062) HM
73 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — United States Post OfficeWoodbridge, New Jersey 07095
The original post office of Woodbridge, established July 31, 1792, was located at the Cross Keys Tavern on the northwest corner of Amboy Avenue and Main Street. The first postmaster appointed by Postmaster General Timothy Pickering was the . . . Map (db m19888) HM
74 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — United States Post OfficeWoodbridge, New Jersey 07095
United States Post Office Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095 On November 15, 1969, after probably many more than seven documented relocations, the Post Office was relocated at the present site at 60 Main Street, with 9,650 sq. ft. enlarged space. . . . Map (db m125438) HM
75 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — William Cutter House
William Cutter House Built at the end of the 18th century, this farm house at 115 Amboy Avenue was the home of William Cutter (1778-1838), father of successful clay magnate, Hampton Cutter (1811-82). William Cutter’s great-grandfather, Richard . . . Map (db m125780) HM
76 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge
November 28-29, 1776, Washington passed this way on the march to New Brunswick. April 22, 1789, on his inaugural tour to New York, he lodged at the Cross Keys Tavern at the northwest corner of Main Street and Perth Amboy Avenue.Map (db m88629) HM
77 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge Cloverleaf
Woodbridge Cloverleaf Viewed from overhead or on maps, the “cloverleaf interchange” resembles the leaves of a four-leaf clover and was designed in the early days of motoring to keep traffic flowing smoothly through an intersection . . . Map (db m126308) HM
78 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge Golden Bears
Woodbridge Golden Bears Formed in 1940, the Woodbridge Alumni Golden Bears was a semi-pro football team in the Raritan Valley Conference composed of former local high school standouts. The Golden Bears played 11 seasons before disbanding in 1954. . . . Map (db m126382) HM
79 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge High School
Opened September 11, 1911 Last graduating high school class June 1956: became Woodbridge Middle School John Pierson & Son, Architects CIRCA 1911Map (db m191208) HM
80 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge History Trail
The 45 signs that make up this brief sampling of Woodbridge History were funded by a grant to Woodbridge Township from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Mayor John E. McCormac initiated the application in support of the Township’s . . . Map (db m126381) HM
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81 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge Police Memorial
Sept. 27, 1964 Dedicated to the memory Of our departed brothersMap (db m6680) HM
82 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge Speedway
Between 1927-1938, Woodbridge Speedway was advertised as “the world’s fastest half-mile track.” It was a half-mile oval track built of wooden board by Wilbert Baine on the current site of the Woodbridge High School football field and had turns . . . Map (db m125887) HM
83 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge Township
The first settlers arrived here in the mid-1600s after the land was purchased from the Lenni Lenape People. The township was chartered June 1, 1669 by King Charles II of England. Composed of ten separate towns, it remains the oldest continuing . . . Map (db m6679) HM
84 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge Township Municipal Building
Woodbridge Township Municipal Building Woodbridge was 255 years old before it dedicated its first official Town Hall on June 14, 1924 at 1 Main Street. Political decisions in 17th-century Woodbridge were made at the Town Meeting House (later . . . Map (db m125444) HM
85 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge United Methodist Church
Methodist Episcopal Church built 1832. Present Church built 1870. Became Woodbridge United Methodist Church in 1967. Burial site of patriot Janet Pike Gage. 1832Map (db m190053) HM
86 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge — Woodbridge War Memorial
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of Woodbridge, N.J. who fought in the wars of our country. Erected by the citizens of Woodbridge, N.J. 1911 1776 – 1783 • 1812 – 1814 • 1845 – 1847 • 1861 – 1865 • 1898 • 1917 – . . . Map (db m125815) WM
87 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, Woodbridge — "The Broker"
Pennsylvania Railroad Commuter Train Traveling over temporary trestle Derailed on sharp curve Slid down embankment 85 dead; hundreds injured February 6, 1951Map (db m191720) HM
88 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, Woodbridge — 181 Green Streetc 1890
John & Amanda Edgar Breckenridge Civic Leaders Amanda, founding member Janet Gage DAR, 1924 John, Mayor 1918-1919 Quinn family home since 1947Map (db m238675) HM
89 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, Woodbridge — 86 Green Street
Barron Family Property Purchased 1869 by Charles A. Campbell Home of Frederick F. & Mina Potter Anness Edwin W. & Emma Harned Valentine Hugh W. Kelly & Family c 1869Map (db m200981) HM
90 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, Woodbridge — Basilone Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to the Memory of Gunnery Sergeant John A. Basilone of Raritan, NJ, United States Marine Corps. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism at Guadalcanal 1942. Killed in Action at Iwo Jima 1945. November 30, . . . Map (db m193651) WM
91 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, Woodbridge — Heard's Corner
North Side Samuel Moore Tavern c 1683 Dr. Ellis Barron Freeman Drug Store c 1840 South Side Village Market Pike House c 1715/Woodbridge Hotel Railway Track CrossingMap (db m200982) HM
92 New Jersey, Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, Woodbridge — Woodbridge Township COVID-19 Victims Memorial
This rock is dedicated to the Woodbridge Township victims of COVID-19 who passed away during the pandemic. It is also dedicated to the Health Care Professionals and First Responders who risked their lives helping others and to all the . . . Map (db m238676) HM
 
 
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