Historical Markers in
Warren County, New Jersey

A World Class Ecosystem Allamuch Freight House Beattystown Historic District Belvidere Blair Academy Blairstown Historic District Blairstown Hotel Blue Ridge Post 164 World War I Memorial Bluestone Sidewalks Branigan’s Pharmacy Bullman Street Stairway Carpentersville Civil War Mortar Coles Grist Mill Company Store County Park Court House Dale Estate Delaware Village Historic District Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Dr. John C. Johnson Residence Early Industry Edison Portland Cement Company Edward R. Bodogh Sr. Eugene Gannon Famous Milestone Finesville First Methodist Episcopal Church First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown First Presbyterian Church of Oxford Flatiron Building Foundry Franklin Township Veterans Monument General William Maxwell Greenwich Township Veterans Monument Grist Mill Hackettstown Civil War Monument Hackettstown Vietnam Memorial Historic Second Presbyterian Church Honor Roll Hughesville Hunts Meadow Inclined Plane / Morris Canal Inclined Plane No 9 West James Campbell Jersey Central Lines John Nicoll Johnsonburg Kenneth I. Mace Kenneth "Red" Vandegrift Kittatinny Point Korean War Memorial Lander-Stewart Mansion Logg Gaol Lt. and Mrs. Robert Wilson Mansfield Township Veterans Monument Mary Catherine Phillips McCullough House Memorial Hall Methodist Church of Asbury Morris Canal Morris Canal Morris Canal - Lock 10 West Morris Canal Bread Lock No 7 West Morris Canal Bridge No. 2 Morris Canal Greenway Musconetcong River Valley Double Lime Kiln Old Academy Old Greenwich Cemetery Old Presbyterian Burial Ground Oxford Furnace Oxford Furnace #1 Oxford Furnace Memorial Oxford House / Wall Street Phillipsburg Phillipsburg & South Main Street Phillipsburg Civil War Memorial Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury Pohatcong Pohatcong Township Veterans Monument Pohatcong Township Vietnam Memorial Presbyterian Manse Revolutionary Army Route Revolutionary Artillery Site Riegelsville Historic District Roy’s Hall Rutherfurd Hall S.A. Comstock Building Sea Wolf Seigletown Shackletown Shippen Manor Simeon Cook Residence Springtown St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church Stites - Thomas Store Stites-Lander Townhouse Sunfish Pond The Concrete Mile The Mill The Old Mill The Plenge Archaeological Site The Rainbow Confectionery The Shoe Tree The Water Works Timberswamp Farm U.S.S. Maine Memorial Union Cemetery Memorial to the Unknown Dead Union Square Hotel Veterans Memorial Vietnam Conflict Memorial Vietnam Memorial Warren County Purple Heart Monument Warren County Veterans Monument William Henry Walters Winter & Co. World War I Memorial World War II Memorial World War II Memorial
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Warren County, New Jersey has a rich history that dates back to the early 18th century. The area was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe until European settlers began to arrive in the late 17th century. In 1738, Warren County was officially established as part of Sussex County, and was named after Joseph Warren, a hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution.

During the Revolutionary War, Warren County played a significant role in shaping the outcome of the conflict. The area witnessed several key battles and skirmishes, including the infamous Battle of Monmouth in 1778. Many important figures from the revolution, such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, traversed through the county during this time. The war left a lasting impact on the region, with numerous historic sites and landmarks still standing today.

The 19th century saw the rise of industry in Warren County, particularly in the form of iron mining and manufacturing. The county became renowned for its vast iron ore deposits and numerous ironworks. This industrial boom led to population growth and the establishment of towns such as Phillipsburg and Hackettstown. However, as the demand for iron declined in the late 19th century, the county's economy began to shift towards agriculture and tourism.

In the 20th century, Warren County experienced periods of both growth and decline. The construction of major highways, such as Route 78 and Route 80, brought increased accessibility to the region, leading to a surge in suburban development in the post-World War II era. However, this growth also brought challenges like urban sprawl and loss of rural landscapes. Yet, Warren County has managed to preserve its natural beauty and historical significance, attracting visitors with its outdoor recreational opportunities and historic sites. Today, Warren County continues to evolve, combining its rich past with a vision for the future.

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

  • Prehistoric times - Native Americans, including the Lenape tribe, inhabit the area
  • 1694 - The first European settlement is established in what is now Warren County
  • 1753 - Warren County is officially formed as part of Hunterdon County
  • 1824 - Warren County becomes its own separate county
  • 1839 - The Morris Canal, an important transportation route, reaches its terminus in Warren County
  • Late 19th century - The iron industry becomes a major part of the county's economy
  • Early 20th century - Agriculture and tourism continue to grow, with attractions like the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area becoming popular
  • 1950s - 1970s - Urbanization and industrialization lead to significant population growth in the county
  • Present - Warren County is known for its mix of rural charm and modern amenities, attracting residents and visitors alike