The Westbrook - Bell House

The Westbrook - Bell House (HMHJF)

Location: Sandyston, NJ 07827 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 16.552', W 74° 49.365'

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Johannes Westbrook, who was among the earliest permanent settlers of the Minisink region, built this homestead around the year 1701. It was subsequently fortified when incidents of hostility increased between the residents of New York and New Jersey during the height of the "Border War" between the two colonies. Ownership of the land was finally secured from its Lenni Lenape owner for five pounds sterling and a generous measure of rum. It is the oldest house still standing in Sussex County.
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2003
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 514844 N 4569396
Decimal Degrees41.27586667, -74.82275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.552', W 74° 49.365'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 33.12" N, 74° 49' 21.90" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 185-199 Old Mine Rd, Sandyston NJ 07827, US
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