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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Basking Ridge

 
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By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
Richard J. Guadagno Marker
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1New Jersey (Morris County), Basking Ridge — Richard J. GuadagnoSeptember 26, 1962 - September 11, 2001
Richard J. Guadagno, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee, passionately devoted his life to the conservation of natural resources. He was the Refuge Mangaer of Humbolt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in California and a trained law . . . — Map (db m73940) HM
2New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — “George” 2001
Did General George Washington sleep here? Maybe. We do know, history says our “Grain Room” stored grain for his troops during the winter of 1778. Artist: Adrienne Crombie, Frenchtown, N.J. Millstone 18th CenturyOne of the two stones . . . — Map (db m32680) HM
3New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Basking Ridge
First settled by James Pitney and others about 1720. General Charles Lee was captured at the Tavern by the British, December 13, 1776. — Map (db m8514) HM
4New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Basking Ridge
A log Hospital for Continental Army soldiers was located on the slope of this ravine. A frame Presbyterian Church stood at the top of the hill near the famous oak and burial ground. — Map (db m8526) HM
5New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard
In memory of the Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the graveyard of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Alward, Benjamin • Ayres, John • Ayres, Nathaniel • Baird, John • Bockoven, George • Boylan, John • Brees, John Jr. • . . . — Map (db m21970) HM
6New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township 9-11 MemorialSeptember 11, 2001
We shall never forget our friends and neighbors who rode the rails with us that morning but did not return with us that night. May this tree serve as a living memorial to the following community members who died in the tragic attack on the . . . — Map (db m22510) WM
7New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township Veterans Monument
A tribute to the armed forces personnel from Bernards Township who have served our country. Dedicated with deep appreciation, we honor their great courage in the defense of freedom throughout the world. Korea 1950-1955 Vietnam . . . — Map (db m36866) WM
8New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township War Memorial
In Honor of All Who Served Our Country — Map (db m18232) WM
9New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Bernards Township War Memorial1917 - 1918           1941 - 1945
Dedicated in grateful appreciation to the men and women of Bernards Township who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II that Peace, Freedom and Justice might not perish from the Earth. — Map (db m39974) HM
10New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — 43 — Early ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
A pioneer log church was built under the ancient oak before 1731. A frame church replaced it in 1749. Present structure, 1839. — Map (db m122280) HM
11New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead
The Rev. Samuel Kennedy established a classical school here in 1764. Col. Ephraim Martin lived here during the Revolutionary War. The Stelle family and their descendants resided here 1794 - 1940. — Map (db m20159) HM
12New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead
Period of significance - c. 1762-1852 Listed New Jersey Register of Historic Places - 2003 Listed National Register of Historic Places - 2004 The farmstead is historically associated with the Rev. Samuel Kennedy, a renowned local minister . . . — Map (db m32986) HM
13New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Kennedy-Martin-Stelle FarmsteadCirca 1760
Lying along the Passaic River, the farmstead was first developed early in the second half of the 18th century. At one time, the property encompassed 340 acres with 14 structures including a Dutch framed farmhouse, wagon house, and large English . . . — Map (db m99125) HM
14New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Lord Stirling Estate
This parkland includes part of Stirling’s 1762 estate. Stirling (1726-83), a friend of George Washington, was a Revolutionary War Major General. — Map (db m8530) HM
15New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Lord Stirling ManorBrick Outbuildings
This property is the site of Lord Stirling Manor, built by William Alexander "Lord Stirling" in 1763 where he lived until 1779. The original residence was razed by fire in 1920 and a new residence was built on part of the remaining foundation where . . . — Map (db m40353) HM
16New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Madisonville
An early 1700s hamlet, home of Coffee House Tavern a sawmill and a nub and spoke factory. — Map (db m8907) HM
17New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Site of Widow White’s Tavern
Here on December 13, 1776, Major General Charles Lee, second in command to General Washington in the Continental Army, was taken prisoner by a British Patrol. — Map (db m8511) HM
18New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Somerset Hills Airport
Site of the Somerset Hills Airport in operation from 1932 - 1981. An important airmail destination during aviation's pioneer days, it also was a U.S. Army Air Force flight instruction facility from 1941 - 1945 — Map (db m36367) HM
19New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Southard Park
Henry Southard 1767-1842 Settled in Basking Ridge, 1755. Justice of the Peace, Assemblyman, U.S. Representative Samuel L. Southard 1787-1842 Son of Henry, Born in Basking Ridge, Tenth Governor of New Jersey, . . . — Map (db m21971) HM
20New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — The Brick Academy
This building was erected in 1809 by Rev. Robert Finley to house a classical school founded by him in 1797. Statesmen, professional men, and business leaders were among its graduates. The academy served as a public school from 1853 to 1903. Owned by . . . — Map (db m18305) HM
21New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — Map (db m8902) HM
22New Jersey (Somerset County), Basking Ridge — William ChildsTo The Memory of — 1865 - 1938 —
Who has enriched and beautified our community by the restoration of historic sites and buildings. This tablet is erected in grateful appreciation by the Basking Ridge Historical Society. — Map (db m19596) HM
 
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