Delaware Village Historic District

Delaware Village Historic District (HMHCP)

Location: Columbia, NJ 07832 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 53.399', W 75° 3.682'

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Listed on the State & National Registers of Historical Places 2004

John I. Blair founded Delaware Village in the 1850's as a station on the newly built Warren Railroad in a rural neighborhood first settled circa 1740. While the station was demolished decades ago, the brick general store erected by Blair in 1860 survives and still houses the US Post Office. On Clarence Street stands the now-vacant Episcopal Church, built in 1869 to replace an earlier stone church at nearby Ramsayburg destroyed by a fire ignited by sparks from a passing steam locomotive in 1866. The former Baptist Church, built of brick between 1835-1838, stands between Ramsayburg and Delaware. A still active Presbyterian congregation, organized in Delaware in 1871, built a church in 1875 on a lot donated by Blair. The parsonage was formerly Cornelius Albertson's farmhouse.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByKnowlton Towship Historic Comission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 494830 N 4526546
Decimal Degrees40.88998333, -75.06136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.399', W 75° 3.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 23.94" N, 75° 3' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31 Valley St, Columbia NJ 07832, US
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