Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge

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Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge
HOMESTEAD FARM AT OAK RIDGE, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ.jpg
Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge
Location Oak Ridge Road and Feather Bed Lane
Clark, New Jersey
Edison, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°36′28″N 74°20′56″W / 40.60778°N 74.34889°W / 40.60778; -74.34889Coordinates: 40°36′28″N 74°20′56″W / 40.60778°N 74.34889°W / 40.60778; -74.34889
Built ca. 1750
Architectural style Federal, Colonial, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 95001185[1]
NJRHP # 2800[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 25, 1995
Designated NJRHP September 8, 1995

Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge is a historic home and grounds in Clark (Union County) and Edison (Middlesex County), New Jersey, United States, that was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1][2] The c. 1750 building and site is located what was once Ash Swamp that played a pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War[3][4] Battle of Short Hills.[5]

The home is associated with Judge Hugh Hartshorne, and is located at Oak Ridge Park.[1] The Squire Hartshorne House and the Robinson Plantation House are other homes from the 17th century located in Clark.[6] In May 2009, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced its support of preservation of the building site.[3][7]

See also[edit]

Map of the area 1777

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Jersey - Union". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Union County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 19. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Preserving Historic Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge Park". Union County. May 9, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge Park". Revolutionary War sites in New Jersey. May 9, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ DiIonno, Mark, A Guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail for Families & History Buffs, Rutgers University Press, ISBN 0-8135-2769-4 
  6. ^ Squire Hartshorne House, www.oldhouses.com, retrieved July 7, 2011 
  7. ^ http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2009/05/matching_grants_available_for.html

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