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Lambertville, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
Centenary Methodist Church Marker image, Touch for more information
By Alan Edelson, September 30, 2011
Centenary Methodist Church Marker
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Centenary Methodist Church
On North Union Street at Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on North Union Street.
Designed by noted Philadelphia architect Edwin Forrest Durand, the church was built in 1865 by Cornelius Arnett. An 1895 renovation added the rounded arch entrance as well as second level stained glass windows. The church contributes to the . . . — Map (db m47735) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — George Coryell’s Grave
On N. Union Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Union Street.
Revolutionary War Lieutenant, and pallbearer of George Washington is buried here, along with Sam Holcombe, one of Gen. Washington's spies. — Map (db m16861) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Goat Hill Overlook
On George Washington Road, on the left when traveling west.
Used during the Revolutionary War by both Gen. George Washington and British Gen. Charles Cornwallis to view opposing activity up & down the river. This local promontory has long since been known as Washington's Rock. — Map (db m62383) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Holcombe House
On N. Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
First section built about 1733. Washington stayed here, July, 1777, and June 1778, prior to battles of Germantown and Monmouth. — Map (db m62002) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville
On N. Main Street (New Jersey Route 29), on the right when traveling south.
Earlier known as Coates' Ferry, then Coryell's Ferry. The Lambert family settled here circa 1735, and gave the town its current name. — Map (db m16860) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville
On New Jersey Route 179, on the right when traveling south.
1726, Coates' Ferry; 1733, Coryell's Ferry. Used by Washington, who stayed here three times. First bridge and new name, 1812. — Map (db m17081) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville City Hall
On York Street at North Union Street, on the right when traveling west on York Street.
Built in 1870 and occupied by the Holcombe family until 1922, the A.H. Holcombe House was purchased by the city of Lambertville in 1950 to serve as City Hall. It is one of the earliest and best examples of the French Second Empire style in . . . — Map (db m63104) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville Music Circus
On New Jersey Route 179 at Music Mountain Blvd., on the right when traveling south on State Route 179.
From 1949 Until 1971 Many Famous Film And Stage Stars Got Their Start In One Of The Country’s First Tent Theaters Located First In Lambertville And Then Here In West Amwell. — Map (db m17082) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville Outlet Lock
Near Delaware and Raritan State Park Trail.
The outlet lock at this location was built to allow canal boats to pass between the Delaware & Raritan Canal and Pennsylvania's Delaware Canal. Canal boats loaded with coal from the Lehigh Valley would come down the Lehigh Canal to Easton, . . . — Map (db m100644) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville Railroad
On Bridge Street at Station Court, on the right when traveling east on Bridge Street.
The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad c.1851. Later leased to the Penn R.R. System, the line allowed transit of Lehigh & Hudson R.R. passenger trains. — Map (db m16857) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville Railroad Shops
On Mt. Hope Street at Canal Street, on the right when traveling west on Mt. Hope Street.
The Bel-Del Railroad shops stood between the station and the river. Along with repairing trains, the shops built locomotives between 1864 and 1872. — Map (db m16855) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lewis Island Shad Fishery
Lewis Island Shad Fishery Holcombe Island Lambertville, N. J. Richard Holcombe began this historical American shad fishery circa 1771. In 1888, William Lewis assumed the responsibility of the fishery and after his passing, his son, Fred . . . — Map (db m133436) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Marshall House
On Bridge Street just east of George Street, on the right when traveling west.
From about 1817 to 1834, home of James Wilson Marshall, who discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in California in 1848. — Map (db m56757) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Mary E. Sheridan Park
On York Street at George Street, on the right when traveling west on York Street.
Park, formerly called York Street Park, was re-named for longtime Lambertville City Clerk (1948-1982) and Mayor (1983-1988). Park was established in 1900 when Civil War Monument, dedicated in 1870 was moved from Mount Hope Cemetery to this location. . . . — Map (db m16858) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — PFC. Charles L. Danberry
On New Jersey Route 29 at Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling north on State Route 29.
In memory of PFC. Charles L. Danberry who gave his life in service for his country serving in the U.S.M.C. in Vietnam. — Map (db m18265) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — The Continental Army
On Brunswick Road (County Route 518) 0.2 miles east of Hewitt Road, on the right when traveling east.
Washington's army left Valley Forge in 1777 and moved northeast. They crossed the Delaware at Coryell's Ferry (Lambertville), remained for two days, then marched along today's Rte.518 on their way to the Battle of Monmouth on June 28th. — Map (db m49216) HM

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