Thomas Woolverton's Tavern

Thomas Woolverton's Tavern (HMI4Q)

Location: Green Township, NJ 07821 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 58.89', W 74° 46.611'

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In 1735, Royal Governor Jonathan Belcher ordered Sussex County's Government and Courts to be moved from Log Gaol to the tavern - house of Thomas Woolverton (1717-1760). Justice of the Peace and Tax Collector, until a permanent Courthouse was erected in Newton in 1765. This move arose from disputes between County Freeholders and Jonathan Petit, a surveyor and land-speculator, who attempted to secure personal and economic benefit from locating the County Seat on his lands. Due to ongoing hostilities between frontier settlers and Indians during the French and Indian War, the court sessions were suspended 1756-1757.
HM NumberHMI4Q
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2004
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 518772 N 4536727
Decimal Degrees40.98150000, -74.77685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 58.89', W 74° 46.611'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 58' 53.40" N, 74° 46' 36.66" W
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Area Code(s)973, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218 Pequest Rd, Green Township NJ 07821, US
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