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Elizabeth, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
Boxwood Hall Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
Boxwood Hall Marker
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Boxwood Hall1750
Samuel Woodruff, Elizabethtown mayor, built Boxwood Hall about 1750. From 1772 to 1795 it was the home of Elias Boudinot (1740-1821), who served as president of the Continental Congress after the colonies signed a peace treaty with England, ending . . . — Map (db m40744) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Colonial Church
Church of 1724 burned by British. Present structure, 1786. Reverend James Caldwell Pastor here, 1761-76; famed later as “Fighting Chaplin.” — Map (db m6932) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — 48 — Elizabeth Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This church was organized about 1664. The edifice which stood on this spot was burned by the British, January 25, 1780, during the Pastorate of Rev. James Caldwell, Chaplain in the New Jersey Brigade under Washington. This building was completed in . . . — Map (db m122275) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Elizabethtown
On this spot, at daybreak, June 7, 1780 began the fighting against the British forces moving toward Springfield. Here fell General Stirling at the head of the advancing column. On June 8, after the British retreat from Springfield, General Hand . . . — Map (db m6911) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — First Presbyterian Church Burial Grounds and Elizabethtown Academy
From 1664 until 1703, the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth was the only house of worship serving most of current-day Union, Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. The oldest stones in the cemetery are from the year 1687 and are located in . . . — Map (db m144144) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth
The First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth traces its roots to a settlement of English-speaking people who arrived here less than 50 years after the Dutch arrived in Manhattan. During the American Revolution church members contributed mightily to . . . — Map (db m144143) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — First Site of Princeton University
. . . — Map (db m40708) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — General Winfield Scott
1786 – 1866 Hero of the Mexican War — Map (db m6957) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Old Academy
Site of the Old Academy Attended by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Col. Francis Barber was Principal at the outbreak of the Revolution. — Map (db m40608) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Old Borough Court House
Site of Old Borough Court House Built Prior to the Revolution. Burned by the British 1780. — Map (db m40609) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Patriotic Dead
Honoring the patriotic dead of many wars laid to rest in this hallowed ground especially a noble woman Hanah White Arnett Placed here on the 45th anniversary of the organization of Boudinot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution September . . . — Map (db m40714) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Property of John Ogden   1680
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New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Revolutionary Cannon
This gun, cast in Strasburg in 1758, was sent by Louis XV, King of France, to Canada for the defense of Quebec. Upon the surrender of that place in the following year, the gun fell into the hands of the British. In April, 1760, the French recaptured . . . — Map (db m6927) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Seven Astronauts
This monument dedicated to “Seven Astronauts” who died national heroes as members of the crew of the “Challenger” January 28, 1986 ------------------------------ Erected in their memory by the students of Elizabeth October . . . — Map (db m40752) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — The Belcher-Ogden Mansion1750
The Belcher Ogden Mansion was the 1750s residence of Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) of New Jersey, who brought the royal colony’s government to this house. Belcher also sponsored the College of New Jersey which became Princeton University and . . . — Map (db m40747) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682
(Under top photo:) The 17th Century Bonnell House is on the National Registry of Historic Houses and has recently been restored by the Historical Society, Elizabeth, NJ Inc. which has its offices within. (Main text:) The Bonnell House is . . . — Map (db m70209) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial1789 - 1989
Elizabeth celebrates Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial George Washington journeyed to “Elizabethtown” - met with a committee of Continental Congress in Boxwood Hall - Sailed from Elizabethport - April 23, 1789 (Back of . . . — Map (db m7459) HM

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