Historical Markers in
Bergen County, New Jersey

1776: British Invasion of New Jersey 200 Years Later 9/11 First Responders Memorial 9/11 Memorial 9/11 Memorial A Night of “Savage Cruelty” A.B. Darling Mansion Abatis Construction at Fort Lee Abraham A. Haring House Abraham D. Blauvelt Homestead Abraham Godwin Abraham P. Ackerman House Ackerman – Pell House Ackerman-Boyd House Ackerson Homestead Acquacknonk Bridge African American Baptist Church Cemetery Allendale Veterans Monument Along the Palisades Riverfront American Brake Shoe Foundry American Éclair Studios Archibald Campbell Family Monument Archibald Campbell’s Tavern Archibald – Vroom House Armenian Genocide Atkins Glen Bank House Bathing in the Hudson Baylor Massacre Millstone Baylor Massacre Park Beech Street School Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite Bergen County Court House / Bergen County Old Jail Bergen County Old Jail Between Two Brooks – The Wortendyke Barn Blanch-Haring House Blauvelt-Seaman House Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon Borough of River Edge Brett Park / New Bridge Area Brigadier General Enoch Poor Brinkerhoff House Brinkerhoff-Demarest House British & Hessian Invasion Brookside Chapel Burdett's Landing Cadmus House Museum Camp Kitchen Camp Merritt Camp Merritt Memorial Cannons Capt. John H. Banta Homestead Cap’t John Huyler’s Farm Carlton Hill World War II Memorial Carriage House and Stables Cattails = Clay Charles A. Bellon Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza Civil War Armory and Drill Hall Claudius O. Collignon House Clinton and Gore Closter Dock Road Closter Public School Col. Richard Varick Cole – Allaire – Boyd House Comfort Women Comfort Women Continental Army Encampment Cornwallis Headquarters CPL Patrick E. "Pat" Lawlor Dahlgren Gun Daniel De Clark House Darlington Schoolhouse — Havemeyer Hall David Van Gelder House Days Tavern De Mott – Westervelt House Dellbrook Estate, Baldwin Residence Demarest Railroad Station Demarest-Bloomer House Derick Banta House Detective James Zadroga Douwe Talema Dunkerhook Road Dutch Reformed Church Eckerson House Ecology Along the Hackensack River Edgewater Vietnam Veterans Monument Edgewater World War I Monument Edgewater World War II Memorial Emerson Veterans Monument English Neighborhood Reformed Church English Neighborhood Road English Neighborhood Union School Everett-Dunn House F. F. Fred Cavaliere Fair Lawn Memorial Park Fairview 9/11 Memorial Fairview Fireman’s Memorial Fairview Veterans Memorial Ferryboat Binghamton First House in Hackensack First Presbyterian Church First Reformed Church Flax for Linen For Whom The Bell Tolls Fort Lee Historic Park Fort Lee Road Franklin Avenue Franklin Lake Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church French Burying Ground Front Entrance Garret Durie House Garret J. Durie House Gen. Enoch Poor General Casimir Pulaski General George Washington General Henry Knox General Horatio Gates General Hugh Mercer General John “Black Jack” Pershing General Nathaniel Greene George Washington Kneeling in Prayer George Washington Memorial Monument Gethsemane Cemetery Gettysburg Address Glen Rock Glen Rock Honor Roll Glen Rock Honored Heroes Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor Gravesite Hackensack Hackensack Soldier and Sailor Memorial Hackensack War Memorial Hagler’s Diner Haring - DeWolf House Harold Hess Lustron House Harvey Springstead Hendrick Van Allen House Hendrik Van Allen House Henry J. Werner Hilderbrant Naugle House Hillsdale Fire Department Monument Hillsdale Police Booth Hillsdale Veterans Monument Historic First Reformed Church Historic Glen Avenue Historic New Bridge Landing Historic New Bridge Landing Historic New Bridge Landing Historic New Bridge Landing Historic New Bridge Landing Historical Chronology 1776 History of the Hackensack Water Works Hoage House Holocaust Holocaust and World War II Memorial Holy Cross Cemetery Veterans Memorial Honor Roll Honor Roll World War Hopper Family Burying Ground Hopper Gristmill Site Hopper Homestead Hopper House Hopper-Goetschius House Huyler’s Landing Road In Grateful Remembrance In Honor Of Our Heroic Citizens In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6) In Memory of Fair Lawn Police Officer Mary Ann Collura Jacob Concklin House Jacob J. Zabriskie House Jacobus Demarest Homestead Jacobus S. Demarest House Jewish War Veterans Memorial John A. Haring House John G. Benson House John Haring, Jr. House John I. Hopper House John McGarry John Rutherfurd Joseph Dubois House Joseph H. Chapman Summer Residence Kaiten Type II Kinderkamack Lark Anti-aircraft Missile Laroe-Van Horn House Laurance Spelman Rockefeller Leisure Activities Leonia Patent Leonia Tract Liberty Pole Liberty Tree Memorial Lower Closter or New Dock Lozier House Lutheran Church Site and Cemetery Lyndhurst War Memorial Mahwah’s First Station Mansion House March to Trenton Master Sergeant Charles E. Hosking, Jr. Memorial Maywood N.J. Memory of the Defenders of the Union Military Magazine Montvale Veterans Monument Morlot Ave - 33rd St. Bridge Over the Passaic River Mortar Battery Musketry Breastwork Nagel (Naugle) House Nagel – Auryansen Cemetery Naugle House Near this House of God New Bridge New Bridge New Bridge New Bridge Inn New Bridge Landing New Milford Veterans Memorial New Milford World War I Memorial North Arlington 9/11 Memorial North Arlington War Memorial North Gate Oakland Old Army Road Old Burying Ground Old Demarest House Old Lutheran Cemetery Old North Church Old Paramus Reformed Church Old Slave Cemetery Old Spring Valley Burial Ground Old Stone House One-Room Schoolhouse Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom Oradell Oradell Veterans Memorial Oradell World War II Memorial Palisades Amusement Park Palisades Interstate Park Paramus Paramus Veterans Memorial Paramus Veterans Monument Pascack Historical Society Museum Pascack Reformed Church Passaic Street Paulison – Christie House PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat Peter A. Blauvelt House Peter P. Post House Piermont Road Polaris A-1 Missle Polifly Road Pope John Paul II Post Ford Preserving the Palisades Propaganda: The Mighty Pen Protection of the Hudson River Pulaski Drive Radburn Radburn Station Ramapo Reformed Church Ramapo Valley Road Red Mill – Paramus Reformed Church of Closter Regulus I SSM-N-8 Revolutionary War Cemetery Revolutionary War Encampment – 1780 Richard T. Cooper House Ridgewood 9-11 Memorial Ridgewood Station Ridgewood Veterans Memorial Rionda’s Tower River Road School Rockefeller Lookout Rockefeller Lookout Panorama Rockleigh Rockleigh Road Roelof Westervelt House Roll of Honor Rosencrantz Cotton Mills Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House Rutherford Veterans of War Rutherford Vietnam & Korea Memorial Rutherford World War I Monument Rutherford World War II Memorial Saddle River 9 – 11 Memorial Saddle River Reformed Church and Cemetery Saddle River Veterans Monument Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church Sautes Tave’s Begraven Ground Schoolhouse Museum Schraalenburgh Road Seehund Seven Chimneys Sgt. Ralph W. Lester Site of Bogert’s Mill Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead Site of Old Block House Site of the Court-House & Jail Site of the French Church and Cemetery Site of the Myers-Bogert Grist Mill Slave Burial Ground Slave Cemetery Slave House Slavery Sluckup Solax Studios Soldier Hill Soldier Hut Soldiers of the American Revolution South Church Stagg Homestead Stephen T. Zabriskie House Still on Patrol Submariners Memorial Talos SAM-N-6 Terhune-Gardner House Terhune-Van Dien House Terrier SAM-N-7 Teterboro Airport Teunis Haring House The (Von) Steuben House The Ackerman House The American Crisis The Barbette Battery The Baylor Massacre The Bergen Trolley The British General The Campbell – Christie House The Christie-Parsels House The Cleveland Bridge The Closter Horseman The Dutch of Bergen County The Great Hunger The Green The Green The Hamlet of Darlington The Hermitage The Huguenots The Nauglel / Auryansen Cemetery The Octagon House The Old Alpine Trail The Palisades The Passaic River The Price of Freedom: A Patriot’s Grave The Red Brick Schoolhouse The Rosencrantz Heritage The Rutgers Bridge The Stone Point The Tenafly Railroad Station The Third Continental Light Dragoons The Valentine Homestead The Winter Farmhouse The Wortendykes The Zabriskie House The “Bricks” Theodosia Bartow Prevost Theresa “Tessie” McNamara These are the times that try men’s souls . . . Thomas Paine Timeline of Events at New Bridge in the American Revolution Tower and Water Wheel of Easton Gardens Tree of Life Tsunesaburo Makiguchi U.S.S. Ling U.S.S. Maine Memorial U.S.S. Maine Memorial Underwater MK16 Mine United Spanish War Veterans Untangling Folklore from Fact USS Enterprise (CV-6) Stern Plate USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Van Buskirk Island County Park Van Buskirk-Oakley House Van Dien House Van Horne’s Grist Mill Van Houten-Hillman House Van Houten-Yeomans Homestead Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House Varick Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Veterans Walk of Freedom Victorian Tea Party Vreeland House Vriessendael Waldwick Erie Interlocking Tower Waldwick Railroad Station Waldwick Tower Walter Parcells Homestead Wanamaker Utility Shed Washington Spring Washington Spring Washington’s March Washington’s Retreat to Victory Washington’s Retreat to Victory Washington’s Retreat to Victory Washington’s Retreat to Victory Water at the Hackensack Water Works We Will Never Forget Well-House Westervelt-Demarest House Westwood Fire Department Memorial Westwood Veterans Monument Westwood World War I Monument Willat/Fox & Triangle Studios William Holdrum, Jr., House Wood-Ridge Veterans Monument World/Peerless & Metropolitan Studios Wortendyke Dutch Barn Wortendyke Homesite Wortendyke Homestead Wortendyke Homestead Wyckoff Reformed Church Zabriskie-Christie House “Achter Col” Colony “The Baylor Massacre”
New Jersey was the site of the first organized baseball game, played in Hoboken on June 19, 1846. The New York Nine defeated the Knickerbockers 23-1 in a game that lasted four innings.
Bergen County, located in the northeastern part of New Jersey, has a rich and varied history. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Lenape people, who lived along the Hackensack River and hunted and fished in the region. European settlement began in the 17th century when Dutch settlers established trading posts and farms. The Dutch West India Company purchased the land in the early 17th century, and it became known as Bergen, after the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom.

During the American Revolution, Bergen County played a significant role. British troops occupied parts of the county, and the area witnessed numerous skirmishes and battles. One notable event was the Battle of Fort Lee, where General George Washington ordered the evacuation of his troops in the face of a British attack. After the war, Bergen County experienced population growth, with more diverse groups of people settling in the area.

In the 19th century, Bergen County saw significant development and industrialization. The construction of the Erie Canal and later, the railroads, helped connect Bergen County to New York City and facilitated the growth of manufacturing and commerce. Towns like Hackensack, Englewood, and Paterson became important centers of industry and trade. Additionally, the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931 further enhanced the county's accessibility and spurred suburbanization.

Today, Bergen County is a bustling and thriving suburban region. It is known for its diverse communities, excellent educational institutions, and proximity to New York City. The county offers a wide range of recreational and cultural attractions, including parks, museums, shopping malls, and dining options. With a combination of historical significance and modern amenities, Bergen County remains an attractive place to live, work, and visit.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Bergen County, New Jersey.

  • 1683 - Bergen County is established as one of New Jersey's original counties.
  • 1660s-1700s - European settlers, primarily of Dutch and English descent, start to establish settlements in Bergen County.
  • 1776-1783 - Bergen County plays a crucial role in the American Revolutionary War, with notable battles occurring at Fort Lee and New Bridge Landing.
  • 19th century - Industrialization and urbanization lead to significant growth in Bergen County, attracting immigrants from various European countries.
  • 1840 - The Northern Railroad of New Jersey opens, increasing connectivity and facilitating further economic development.
  • 20th century - Suburbanization becomes a dominant trend, with many residents commuting to New York City for work.
  • 1946 - Bergen Community College, the largest community college in New Jersey, is established.
  • 1970s-1980s - Bergen County experiences a surge in population and construction, accompanied by commercial and retail development.
  • 1990 - Bergen County's last remaining farm is sold, marking the end of the county's agricultural era.
  • Present - Bergen County has a diverse population and is known for its wealth, cultural institutions, and proximity to New York City.