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Built in 1730 by Nicholas Gibbon, maritime merchant whose ships carried most of the colonial trade of this port.
Built 1728 by Jacob Ware. "The oldest tavern in the County where one could obtain bedde and board for man and beast."
Built in 1795 by Richard Wood, merchant. A son. Dr. George B. Wood (d.1879), became a noted medical professor and writer.
Endowed as free school for poor children by Zachariah Barrow. Oldest educational building in Cumberland Co., it served until the advent of public supported learning. Militia trained here-1812.
Greenwich was the principal colonial settlement of Cumberland County, serving as one of New Jersey's first official ports-of-entry under British rule. While other early settlers, primarily Dutch and Swedish, were the first Europeans to explore thi…
In the winter of 1774, the American colonies were struggling to define their future relationship with Great Britain. The British tax on tea had sparked the 1773 Boston Tea Party. The harsh response, to close the port of Boston, lead to the First C…
Monument front:In honor of the Patriots of Cumberland Co., NJ who—on the evening of December 22, 1774—burned British tea near this site. List of Patriots on Marker:Tea BurnersEbenezer ElmerTimothy ElmerJames EwingThomas EwingJoel Fi…