Dey Farm Historic Site Monroe Township Historical

Dey Farm Historic Site Monroe Township Historical (HM1T5W)

Location: Monroe Township, NJ 08831 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 17.412', W 74° 27.763'

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The Charles Dey family acquired this 42 acre site on Old Church Road in 1927. Typical of farmsteads in this era, the house, which had been constructed in three stages beginning in 1820, was complemented by its red barns, shed and protective shade trees. In the late 1940s, ownership of the property passed to their son, Charles L. Dey Jr., who raised his family in this sturdy home, situated in the agricultural center of Monroe Township. During the 1900s, the principal crop was potatoes which would have been transported to Freehold or South River. In addition to growing hay for the cows and horses, the early rising household tended chickens and pigs, and kept a vegetable garden for home consumption.

The Dey Farm is now the centerpiece of an historic hamlet, dedicated to providing current area residents with an opportunity to experience Monroe's rich, rural past.
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HM NumberHM1T5W
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 545667 N 4460105
Decimal Degrees40.29020000, -74.46271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.412', W 74° 27.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 24.72" N, 74° 27' 45.78" W
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Area Code(s)609, 732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Church Rd, Monroe Township NJ 08831, US
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