The early days of Warren County, NJ, and its various communities --Anderson, Beatty's Town, Belvidere, Changewater, Danville, Finesville, Franklin, Greenwich, Hackettstown, Hardwick, Harmony, Hope, Independence, Johnsonburg, Knowlton, Lower Harmony, Mansfield, Meenesink, Newberg, Oxford, Pahaquarry, Philipsburg, Port Colden, Rifton, Stewartsville, and Upper Harmony -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 35 Page Booklet reprinted from two hard to find books: the 1847 edition of John Warner Barber and Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey and New Jersey, a Guide to Its Present and Past, a WPA project published in 1939. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1844, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1939 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and varied topics in the booklet are: Early settlers; a physical description of the county;the Log Jail; Warren County Mining Company, which mined Fool's Gold; Moravian Settlement at Hope, the Moravian Religion and Life Style and Count Zinzendorf; "Great Meadows," Cemetery Inscriptions; Wesleyan Chaple and the First Presbyterian Church of Oxford and Other Churches; "Indian Ladder" at Pahaquarry and Indian Relics found, including the Body of a Christian Chief; Railroads in Oxford Township; Early Dutch Settlers Visited by Surveyors in Meenesink area; Exploring the Delaware Water Gap, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet contains delightful hand-drawn sketches by Barber and Howe depicting the Bridge Across the Delaware at Philipsburg, Hope, from Jenny Jump Mountain; the Hotel at Hope (the ancient Morovian Church), Hackettstown, the Villages of Washington and Belvidere, and the southern entrance to the Delaware Water Gap.
Warren County, NJ
Sources: Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey / Warren County History
Authors: John Warner Barber and Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1847
Original Publisher: Louis H. Everts
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