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By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
Defenders of the Union Monument
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Defenders of the Union1861-1865
Erected by a grateful people to commemorate the services and sacrifices of the soldiers and sailors in the War of the Rebellion. Right of Monument: Malvern Hill, Salem Heights, Petersburg, Crampton Pass, Spottsylvania, Roanoke Island, . . . — Map (db m8127) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — George Washington Tree
This tree planted in memory of George Washington by the Chinkchewunska Chapter D.A.R. 1932 — Map (db m8090) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Henry W. Merriam(1828 - 1900)
President of the H.W. Merriam Shoe Company, he relocated his factory from New York City to Newton in 1873. The nation's largest producer of ladies' and children's shoes, it was also the largest employer in Sussex County with over 350 employees. Held . . . — Map (db m26454) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Home of Thomas Anderson
Admitted to New Jersey Bar as Counsellor 1765. Appointed first Surrogate of Sussex County by Royal Governor William Franklin, 1768 Office held by reappointment until death 1805. Acting Clerk of Sussex County 1770-1777. Assistant Deputy . . . — Map (db m8077) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Moody’s Raids
Newton was the scene of raids made by the Tory, James Moody. Washington’s Asst. Quartermaster, Thomas Anderson, stored supplies here. Oct. 1779, his troops marched here and during the Indian Campaign Gates stationed a detachment here. — Map (db m63378) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Newton GreenA Birthplace of Democracy
The Courthouse Yard was a central part of landowner Jonathan Hampton’s Town Plot in 1762. It was used for political meetings, corporal punishment, militia trainings, public entertainments, and a common pasture. Until 1858 voters in township . . . — Map (db m8085) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Newton Green
The only Colonial county seat in New Jersey where a court house on its original site fronts a town square or public Green. In 1908 architect J.J. Vreeland added an upper story and Classical porch to the County Clerk and Surrogate Offices, built . . . — Map (db m27307) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Old Newton Burial Ground
Oldest portion dedicated in 1762 as part of Town Plot. Enlarged about 1820. Job S. Halsted donated 3/5 acre in 1837 to Presbyterian Church. Enclosed by wall in 1837. By 1876, burials estimated at 5000 including many of the earliest settlers of the . . . — Map (db m63382) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Sussex County
To commemorate the establishment of Sussex County by Act of the Legislature, June 8, 1753. To Commemorate the setting up of the Court of General Sessions and the Inferior Court of Common Pleas by decree of Governor Jonathan Belcher in the name of . . . — Map (db m8089) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Sussex County Public Safety Memorial
Sussex County Public Safety Memorial Dedicated to Those Who Have Given Their Lives in Service to Our Community Law Enforcement Roll of Honor John D. Kinney     Newton – 1934 · Joseph C. Walter Jr.     New Jersey State Police – . . . — Map (db m105227) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Sussex County Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial 2005 Honoring all Veterans - Past, Present and Future — Map (db m31927) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — The Hill Memorial
The Hill Memorial Headquarters of the Sussex County Historical Society Built 1916 in Renaissance Revival style by gift of Joshua Hill. Dedicated June 8, 1917. Listed 1985 on State and National Historic Registers as the oldest Museum Building in . . . — Map (db m8091) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — U.S.S. Bunker Hill Memorial
In Memory Of The Men Who Lost Their Lives On The U.S.S. Bunker Hill — Map (db m97683) WM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Newton — Unknown Soldier of the Revolution
Erected to an unknown soldier of the Revolution Chinkchewunska Chap No 24 DAR NJ — Map (db m8073) HM

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