Tory Corner

Tory Corner (HM5DO)

Location: West Orange, NJ 07052 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.252', W 74° 13.87'

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Here in the 1770's in this area called Williamstown lived brothers Nathaniel and Benjamin Williams, prosperous farmers and operators of a saw and grist mill. As the Revolution approached, their Loyalist views attracted people of similar sentiments who congregated at this intersection and it became known as Tory Corner.

Erected by Charles Edison Fund Tory Corner Business Association

Back of monument:
Mary Williams, wife of Nathaniel, did not accompany her husband to join the King's forces in 1777, but chose to tend the family farm and assist the cause of Liberty. She kept and maintained the Williams' property and her community and personal ties were able to withstand the strains of the Revolution.

To all the patriots who gave of their fortunes and their lives for this new nation, we dedicate this monument July 4, 1976
HM NumberHM5DO
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTory Corner Business Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564867 N 4515456
Decimal Degrees40.78753333, -74.23116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.252', W 74° 13.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 15.12" N, 74° 13' 52.20" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 292-296 Main St, West Orange NJ 07052, US
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