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Belleville, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
Marker at Belleville Town Hall image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
Marker at Belleville Town Hall
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — 150th Anniversary of Belleville
. . . — Map (db m49212) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — All Wars Memorial
In honor of those who sacrificed their lives in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam. Dedicated by Belleville-Nutley Chapter 22 Disabled American Veterans. — Map (db m107486) WM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Belleville Copper Rolling Mill — 1813-1938 — Hendricks Bros —
Owned by 5 generations of Hendricks Supplied copper sheeting for “The Demologus” - First U. S. steam war vessel in 1814
“The Savannah” - First steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic in 1818
. . . — Map (db m94441) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Belleville First Fire House — 1882
Built for the Valley Hose Co. No. 1 Foreman – John Hughes,   Asst. John Hawie Locomotive bell sounded the first alarm. Belleville Historical Society — Map (db m72192) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery
          Josiah Hornblower is buried in this cemetery along with his wife and many of Belleville’s early settlers. Sixty-two Revolutionary soldiers are also buried here. It could be that no other town in the United States . . . — Map (db m32586) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Branch Brook Park — Celebrating 140 Years
In October of 1867, the firm of Olmsted & Vaux selected this site for our great park. It took almost 30 years to pass the correct legislation, and in 1895, Branch Brook Park was built. We are so grateful to the visionaries who understood the need . . . — Map (db m52652) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Christ Church Episcopal — Bicentennial 1976
King George of England granted charter to Christ Church, Belleville on Feb. 10, 1746. First church built here 1836. Oldest grave marker date 1785. Church now at 393 Washington Ave. Original bell, 1837 and organ, 1875 there. Belleville Historical . . . — Map (db m52167) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Christopher Columbus — 1451 - 1506
Dedicated in honor of Christopher Columbus who had the foresight courage and determination to venture into the unknown and discover America. Presented to the Township of Belleville on October 12, 1996 Belleville Italian American Civic Assn. Inc. . . . — Map (db m49202) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Henry Svehla Monument
Private First Class Henry Svehla United States Army. Courage, Bravery, Gallantry, Valor. Medal of Honor 1932-1952. 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division — Map (db m107483) WM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Josiah Hornblower — Pioneer Engineer Distinguished Citizen
In 1753, he brought from England and erected the first steam (“Fire”) engine in this country. The Newcomen Society April 24, 1929 — Map (db m84975) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument
John Bayley • Henry Brown • Isaac Brown • John Brown • Henry Cadmus • Issac Cadmus • John H. Cadmus • John P. Cadmus • Peter Cadmus • Lt. Col. Thomas Cadmus • James Campbell • Minard Cumen • Capt. Amos Dodd • Thomas Doremus • Anthony Francisco • . . . — Map (db m54164) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — School Number One
“The Academy” Belleville’s First Public School Established 1853 Belleville Historical Society — Map (db m54163) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — St. Peter's Church — Established 1838
Fourth oldest church in the Diocese of Newark. First mass Dec. 2, 1838 by the Right Rev. John Dubois third Bishop of New York. First priest Rev. Francis Ferrall — Map (db m45198) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — The Battle of Second River
In commemoration of The Battle of Second River September 1777, Dedicated by The State Camp of New Jersey Patriotic Order Sons of America September 1932 — Map (db m47154) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — The Dutch Church
at Second River New Jersey Organized 1697 Belleville school system started here Many members of early town founders interred here. — Map (db m6739) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — The Rutgers Bridge — Bicentennial 1976
First wooden bridge built in 1790 – Anthony Rutgers of the Rutgers family for which Rutgers University is named. Operated as a toll bridge until destroyed by a great flood 1841. His widow sold charter to widow of Nicholas Joralemon. New bridge . . . — Map (db m52486) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — To the Memory of Those Who Served
Lest we forget; World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lost in 911 Attack. (Names not listed) — Map (db m107485) WM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Victory
Erected in honor of the seven hundred Belleville men who served in the World War and in perpetual memory of those of their number who gave their lives in the service and whose names are here inscribed: William Charles S. Bain, Jr. • Harry Benjamin . . . — Map (db m49207) HM

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