Spring House

Spring House (HM1606)

Location: Hopewell Township, NJ 08560 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.933', W 74° 52.096'

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This Spring House was used by the family living at the colonial Ferry House across route 9. The Spring House and the Store Barn facing the Ferry House are the only outbuildings of a once thriving family homestead and tavern.

Spring Houses were generally built in ground hollows over a spring, and were used for the storing of milk. The cold spring water running over the milk containers kept it cool as a refrigerator does today. Earth was usually sprinkled on the roof to encourage the growth of moss. This served as insulation to keep the interior of the building cool.
HM NumberHM1606
Marker Condition
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DAWN ENGLER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511195 N 4460939
Decimal Degrees40.29888333, -74.86826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.933', W 74° 52.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 55.98" N, 74° 52' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)908, 609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1345-1371 River Rd, Hopewell Township NJ 08560, US
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I Saw The Marker

Do not attempt to view this from rt 29. Park in lower Washington Crossing SP parking lot and walk around. Very dangerous spot from 29.

Oct 9, 2015 at 12:24pm PDT by babybago

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