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Casper Shafer, a German emigrant settled this area circa 1742. By 1750, he built this stone house, later fortifying it with a stockade during the French and Indian War. His first grist mill, built 1743, was located upstream, replacing it in 1764 w…
Erected by a grateful people to commemorate the services and sacrifices of the soldiers and sailors in the War of the Rebellion. Right of Monument:Malvern Hill, Salem Heights, Petersburg, Crampton Pass, Spottsylvania, Roanoke Island, Cold Harbo…
The Hill MemorialHeadquartersof theSussex County Historical SocietyBuilt 1916 in Renaissance Revival style by gift of Joshua Hill. Dedicated June 8, 1917. Listed 1985 on State and National Historic Registers as the oldest Museum Building in New Je…
This tree planted inmemory ofGeorge Washingtonby theChinkchewunska Chapter D.A.R.1932
To commemoratethe establishment of Sussex Countyby Act of the Legislature, June 8, 1753. To Commemorate the setting up ofthe Court of General Sessions and theInferior Court of Common Pleas bydecree of Governor Jonathan Belcherin the name of Kin…
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 electi…
Admitted to New Jersey Bar as Counsellor 1765.Appointed first Surrogate of Sussex County by Royal Governor William Franklin, 1768Office held by reappointment until death 1805.Acting Clerk of Sussex County 1770-1777.Assistant Deputy Quartermaster G…
Erected to an unknown soldier of the RevolutionChinkchewunska Chap No 24 DAR NJ