Grimes Homestead (Mountain Lakes, New Jersey)

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Grimes Homestead
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Grimes Homestead (Mountain Lakes, New Jersey) is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Grimes Homestead (Mountain Lakes, New Jersey)
Location 45 Bloomfield Avenue, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°52′32″N 74°26′15″W / 40.87556°N 74.43750°W / 40.87556; -74.43750Coordinates: 40°52′32″N 74°26′15″W / 40.87556°N 74.43750°W / 40.87556; -74.43750
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1979
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000900[1]
Added to NRHP April 1, 1977

The Grimes Homestead, also known as Grimes Farm, is a historic home in Mountain Lakes, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. It was constructed in the late 18th Century. The house served as a way station on the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves.[2]

Anti-slavery advocate and Quaker, Dr. John Grimes (1802–1875), was born in this house and lived here until 1828. He moved back to the homestead in 1832, but subsequently moved to the neighboring community of Boonton. He was once arrested for hiding a runaway slave, and was repeatedly harassed by supporters of slavery. The house is now privately owned, and is not open to the public.[3]

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