Historical Markers in
Morris County, New Jersey

1500 Former Army Rocket Test Area Historic District (1946-1989) 1849 Carriage House 56-Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. 600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948) A Good Place for a Halt A Haven From Everyday Life A heritage of hearths A Revolutionary Winter A Trash Pit Acorn Hall Acorn Hall Adam Miller House Administration and Research Historic District Administration and Research Historic District Alnwick Hall American Hard Rubber Company Anderson Woods Andrew M. Emery Memorial Park Arnold Tavern Arnold’s Tavern Atlantic Health System Ayres-Knuth Farm Bartley Turbine Bartleyville Beaverwyck Bethel A.M.E. Church Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Bey's Boxing Camp Black Horse Inn Bockoven Farm Boisaubin House Bonnel Town - Chatham Boonton Civil War Monument Boonton Fire Department 100th Anniversary Boonton Historic District Boonton Railroad Station Boonton Township 9/11 Memorial Boonton Township Veterans Memorial Boonton Veterans Memorial Bottle Hill Tavern Brick Tavern Bridget Lockman Smith Bridget Smith House Brookside Historic District Budd Lake Community Butler Railroad Station Butler Vietnam War Memorial Campfield House Captain Adam Bettin Cary Station Chain of Signal Beacons Charles F. Hopkins Chatham Chatham Historic District Chatham Historic District Chatham Township Vietnam Memorial Chatham Township WWII Memorial Chester Area Veterans Monument Chester Veterans Monument Church of the Assumption Cider Mill Civil War Cannons Columbia School District   No. 5 Combs Hollow Historic District Constitution Tree Continental Army Encampment Continental Army Encampment at Morristown Continental Army Encampment at Morristown Continental Army Encampments Continental Army Encampments Continental Army Encampments at Morristown Continental Soldiers Memorial Continental Store on the Green Cooper Gristmill Court House and Jail Craftsman Farms Daniel Cary House - 1771 Day's Bridge Summit Decker-Kincaid Homestead Dickerson Mine Dickson's Mill Pond Dixon Homestead Dr. John Taylor House Dr. Lewis Condict House Drakestown Dublin E.C. Peer & Sons Store Earle Richard Henriquez-Gil, Sr. Elias Boudinot House Everett E. Hatcher Fires of Freedom First Congregational Church First Presbyterian Church at Suckasunny Plains First Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township First Reformed Church Flanders Historic District Flanders-Drakestown Road Stone Arch Bridge Florham Ford Cottage Ford Family Memorial Ford Mansion Ford – Faesch Manor House - 1768 Fordville Former James Library Fort Fort Nonsense Fort Nonsense Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Fosterfields – 1854 Francis Asbury Fredericks House Frelinghuysen Fields Gardens at Bamboo Brook Garret Rickards House General James H. Doolittle Genungtown School George Washington School German Valley German Valley Bridge German Valley School Bell Gibbons Horse Barn Giles Mandeville House Glenbrook Gone But Not Forgotten Great Charlotteburg Furnace Tract Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Green Village Green Village Vietnam War Memorial Greenhouse Industry Guards Hacklebarney Halfway House Hand’s Brigade Hanover Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbyterian Church & Unknown Continental Soldiers Hanover Veterans Monument Harding Township 9-11 Memorial Hedges – Fish Homestead Henry Doremus House Hibernia Historic District Hibernia Methodist Episcopal Church Hilltop Church Historic Site Historical Exhibit Holmes Library Homestead Carriage House Horse Head Coppers Hugh Allen Mansion I Am Steam Locomotive No. 385 Inspections Iraq War Memorial Iron Isaac Clark Farmstead James Madison Jesse Van Ness Farm Jewish Community Center Job Allen Iron Works Jockey Hollow Johannes Parlaman House John Dods Tavern Johnson House King House Museum Kitchel Homestead Korean War Lake Hopatcong Station Lake Musconetcong Lake Rogerene Lathrop Manson Lebbeus Dod House Lewis Noe Farmstead Lightweight 155mm Howitzer Livingston – Benedict House Loantaka Trail Lotta Crabtree House L’Hommedieu House M119 Howitzer M153 - Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station M198 Howitzer M1A1 Pack Howitzer Macculloch Hall Mandeville Farm Encampment Site Martha Brookes Hutcheson Martin Berry House Mead Hall Melville Mill Mendham Township War Memorial Mendham Township War Memorial Merchiston Farm Middle Forge Miller-Kingsland House Miller's Station Millington Railroad Station Millington Schoolhouse #74 Milltown - A 19th Century Village Milton Village Montville School Morris & Essex Line – Netcong Station Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal Lock Tender's House Morris Canal Plane 7 East Morris Canal Stone Culvert Morris Canal "King's Basin" Morris County Morris County Morris County Morris County 9/11 Memorial Morris County Civil War Monument Morris County Court House Morris Township 9-11 Memorial Morris Township Veterans Monument Morristown Morristown Military Memorial Morristown National Historical Park Morristown Postal Service Morristown Spanish American War Memorial Morristown World War I Memorial Moses Estey House Mott Hollow Mount Hope Mount Olive Village Mount Vernon School Mountain Lakes Railroad Station Mountain Lakes World War I Memorial Mountain Lakes World War II Memorial Mountain School Mt. Kemble Home Mt. Kemble-Glen Alpin Mt. Tabor Camp Meeting Association NARTS Test Area D & E Historic Districts (1946-1989) Naval Commander's Home New Jersey Journal New Vernon Historic District Newark – Pompton Turnpike Nicholas Vreeland Outkitchen Noe Pond Nutwood Obadiah Latourette Grist and Saw Mill Officer’s Hut [Replica] Old Parsonage Old Stone Academy Old Stone Union Church On the line Our Lady of Mercy Chapel Park of Artillery Park Place Veterans Park Parsippany Rockhouse Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth Pennsylvania Railroad “Watch Box” Peter Cook House Picatinny Arsenal Picatinny Arsenal WW II Memorial Pompton Mutiny Pompton Plains 9/11 Memorial Pompton Plains “Brick Schoolhouse” Port Oram Community Powder Mill Price-Baldwin House Quaker Meeting House Quarters 114 Railroad Embankment Ralston District of Mendham Ralston New Jersey Reaction Motors Development and Test Site Remembering the Past: Stark’s Brigade Monument circa 1900 Revolutionary War Memorial RHIP Richard J. Guadagno Richard Mine Ringling Manor-1916 Riverdale War Memorial Riverdale World War I Memorial Roads Rockaway Civil War Monument Rockaway Presbyterian Church Rockaway Valley Railroad Rockaway Valley United Methodist Church Rockaway Water Power Rockaway World War II Memorial Rockaway World War Memorial Rose City Saint Mary’s Church Saint Peter’s Church Sansay House Sayre Homestead Sayre House Schooley's Mountain Historic District Second Union School Sentinel Elms September 11, 2001 Settlement of Whippanong Settling in Sgt. Larry W. Maysey Signal Beacon #11 Silas Riggs House Site of Ferromonte Slater’s Mill Soldier’s Hut [Replica] Sons of Saint Patrick St. John’s Church Stark’s Brigade Stark’s Brigade Stephen Jackson House Survey by Major Erskine of Morristown The Alarm Beacon The Alexander Carmichael House The Angel Tree The Aqueduct Trail The Babbit-Mathews House The Baptist Church on the Green The Bridget Smith House The Butternut Tree The Cannon Gate The Church In The Glen The Connecticut Line The Cutler Homestead The Diamond Spring The Factory The First Maryland Brigade The First School The French are Coming The Granary The Grand Parade The Green - 1715 The Guerin House The Homestead Farm The Lay of the Land The Mayors Park The Morris Canal   1824 – 1924 The New Jersey Brigade The New York Brigade The Old Camp Road The Old Iron Works The Path to History The Pennsylvania Line The Presbyterian Church on the Green The Second Maryland Brigade The Seeing Eye The Seeing Eye The Silver Brook Gateway The Tramp House The Upper Redoubt The Wick Farm This Morristown Green Thomas Nast Thomas Paine Timothy Mills House Tower of Remembrance Troy Historic District Tuttle House Tuttle Oak II Union School Vail Homestead Farm Vail House Victory Gardens Borough Village Of Cedar Knolls Village Of Malapardis Village of Monroe Village of Stirling Village of Whippany Walton Burial Ground Washington Washington Township Veterans Memorial Washington Valley Schoolhouse Washington’s Headquarters Washington’s Headquarters Museum Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown Water Power at Speedwell Welcome to Morris County, NJ Wheel House Whippany Whippany Burying Yard Whippany Farm Whipponong Cemetery Wick Farm Garden Worker Housing
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Morris County, NJ has a rich history that dates back to colonial times. The region was initially settled by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans before being colonized by the Dutch, English, and other European settlers. In the late 17th century, the area became part of Hunterdon County before being established as its own county in 1739. Named after Colonel Lewis Morris, it quickly became an important agricultural and commercial center.

During the American Revolution, Morris County played a significant role as a crucial logistical and supply base for the Continental Army. General George Washington and his troops spent several winters at Jockey Hollow, which is now part of Morristown National Historical Park. The county was also home to the storied Crossroads of the American Revolution, where several pivotal battles and events took place.

In the 19th century, Morris County experienced rapid industrialization and urbanization. The construction of the Morris Canal connected the county to the Hudson River and facilitated the transport of coal, iron, and other goods. The invention of the telegraph and the expansion of the railroad further enhanced its economic growth.

In the 20th century, Morris County continued to evolve and develop. It experienced significant suburbanization and population growth as more people moved out of New York City and other urban centers. The county became known for its beautiful landscapes, historic charm, and high quality of life. Today, Morris County remains a thriving community with a diverse economy, robust cultural institutions, and a strong sense of history that continues to shape its identity.

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

  • 1694 - The area that is now Morris County, NJ was inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe.
  • 1739 - Morris County was officially established, being formed from portions of Hunterdon County.
  • 1776-1783 - During the American Revolutionary War, Morris County saw significant military activity, as it provided a strategic location for General George Washington's army.
  • 1784 - The town of Boonton was incorporated, becoming the first town in Morris County.
  • 1827 - The Morris Canal, a major transportation route for goods between Pennsylvania and New York City, was completed, boosting the county's economy.
  • 1837 - The town of Morristown was formally incorporated, becoming the county seat.
  • 1866 - The Jersey Central Railroad opened a line in Morris County, further enhancing transportation and trade opportunities.
  • 1915 - Fosterfields, a historic farm and estate, was established in Morris County.
  • 1956 - The Morris County Park Commission was established to preserve and maintain parks and recreational areas in the county.
  • 1990 - The population of Morris County reached over 400,000, making it one of the most populous counties in New Jersey.