Vriessendael

Vriessendael (HMQ2X)

Location: Edgewater, NJ 07020 Bergen County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 50.034', W 73° 58.311'

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"Vriessendael"
1640
Colony of David DeVries
The first known colony in present Bergen County was founded in 1640 by David Pietersz DeVries, a Dutch explorer, sea captain and patroon. Then part of New Netherland, the plantation included the Bouough of Edgewater. Here, DeVries built his house and raised tobacco, corn and cattle. In 1643 the settlement was destroyrd in a war with the Hackensack and Tappan Indians.
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HM NumberHMQ2X
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Placed ByBergen County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586686 N 4520827
Decimal Degrees40.83390000, -73.97185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.034', W 73° 58.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 2.04" N, 73° 58' 18.66" W
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Area Code(s)201, 551
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1057-1165 River Rd, Edgewater NJ 07020, US
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