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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sussex County Public Safety Memorial
Dedicated to Those Who Have Given Their Lives in Service to Our Community
Roll of Honor
John D. Kinney Newton – 1934 · Joseph C. Walter Jr. New Jersey State Police – . . . — — Map (db m105227) HM
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