Newton Green

Newton Green (HM520)

Location: Newton, NJ 07860 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 3.486', W 74° 45.151'

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A 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 elections indicated their choice by moving either up or downhill on the Green for a head count.

The 90-ton granite Civil War Soldier's and Sailor's Monument was erected in 1895.

In eternal gratitude to all those from Sussex County who have served in our armed forces.
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HM NumberHM520
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
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Year Placed2000
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:28am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 520795 N 4545236
Decimal Degrees41.05810000, -74.75251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.486', W 74° 45.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 29.16" N, 74° 45' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)201, 973, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 83-107 NJ-94, Newton NJ 07860, US
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