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South Bound Brook, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
Abraham Staats House Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, April 9, 2016
Abraham Staats House Marker
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Abraham Staats House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Built about 1740 Original central portion of house served as Headquarters for Baron Von Steuben during the winter of 1778-79. The borough of South Bound Brook Settled 1681 — Map (db m7811) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Abraham Staats HouseCirca 1740
The Staats House is one of the finest remaining buildings from the second phase of Dutch immigration and settlement in the Raritan Valley. Abraham Staats was important locally as the county tax collector and the recorder of damages suffered at the . . . — Map (db m93741) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Battle of Bound Brook
At dawn on April 13, 1777 Hessian Captain Ewald’s assault over the stone bridge across the Bound Brook was pinned down by “murderous fire” from American soldiers stationed in the Half Moon Battery. Advancing North along present day . . . — Map (db m7813) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
Historical Significance Dug by hand, mostly be Irish immigrants, the 66 mile D & R Canal was completed in 1834. 75 feet wide and 8 feet deep, the canal originally had 14 locks to raise and lower boat traffic. The D & R Canal operated as an . . . — Map (db m15661) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Fisher House
This 1688 house became the home of Hendrick Fisher, prominent citizen and patriot leader until his death in 1778 — Map (db m94085) HM WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Locks on the D&R CanalDelaware & Raritan Canal State Park
A natural waterway follows the contours of the land over which it flows, the depth of water varies, depending on the quantity and velocity of flow. To maintain the constant depth of water required for transportation, a canal is engineered as a . . . — Map (db m15663) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Queen’s Bridge
To the casual observer, there is little to indicate the historical significance of this particular bridge crossing. Yet for at least 240 years it has been an important point in the Raritan Valley and has figured in many events that have transpired . . . — Map (db m7814) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Saint Olha
Front panel Equal-to-the Apostles-Great Princes of Kiev-Sovereign of Rus-Ukraine 945-969.

Left panel This monument was erected upon the desires of devout Ukrainian women with the blessings of the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian . . . — Map (db m94087) HM

New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Ukrainian American Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Ukrainian American men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. — Map (db m94088) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), South Bound Brook — Ukrainian Famine Memorial
(English version) In memory of the millions of women and children victims of genocide who died during the famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. — Map (db m94089) HM

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