Incorporated 1898On or about the year 1690 William H. Beemer settled here on 1,000 acres of land and built the first mill. James Haggerty purchased this land in 1793 and built additional successful mills lending the area the name known as "Brantown" due to the many mills located here. Named "Branchville" in 1821 by Schoolmaster Samuel Bishop. The post office opened in 1824. William H. (Billy) Bell established a railroad line in 1869. In 1882 a devastating fire ravaged most of the Village of Branchville. Charles Crisman erected a dam and powerhouse along the Culver Brook to generate power in 1892.
|Series||This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series|
|Placed By||Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 520895 N 4555183|
|Decimal Degrees||41.14770000, -74.75098333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 8.862', W 74° 45.059'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 8' 51.72" N, 74° 45' 3.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9-13 County Road 519, Branchville NJ 07826, US|
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