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This section of Leonia is part of a tract purchased in 1668 from the Hackensack Indians by Samuel Edsall and Nicholas Varlett who founded the English Neighborhood.
Oldest dwelling inLeonia - Circa 1765Home of noted loyalist,Sam Coleprior to and during part ofthe Revolution.
Nearby in Revolutionary War days stood a modest hostelry believed to have been the headquarters ofGeneral Nathaniel Greeneduring a portion of the period when he was commandant at Fort Lee in the summer and fall of 1776.
This section of Leonia was purchased from the Indians by Captain John Berry under a patent dated 1669. Capt. Berry was governor of Nova Caesarea (New Jersey) 1672-3.
Built in 1859 by"Jersey Blues Company"of the English Neighborhood. Troops that trained here became Company 1 of the 22nd New Jersey Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Other troops trained here served during the Spanish-American War in 1898. U…
For 200 years this avenue was the English Neighborhood Road. In colonial days it was the main inland highway between Paulus Hook, Bergen and the English Neighborhood.
Approximately 100 yards to the west once stoodVan Horne's Grist Millas located onRobert Erskine's Mapand mentioned inThomas Paine's "Crisis" paper.
One detachment of the Patriot Garrison retreating from Fort Lee, left the main body and passed t…
On November 20th 1776,General George Washingtonand part of the Continental Army on their march from Fort Lee to Trenton passed this way.
Erected July 4th, 1915
In colonial times this was the site of a slave burial ground. In 1784 slaves comprised almost one forth of the population of the township.
Immediately south was located for a period in the early days of September 1780, the encampment of the left wing of the "light" troop of theContinental ArmyunderMarquis de Lafayette.