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Local History

Important Key Events/Dates
Hamlets and Districts


Morris Canal Lock No. 6 West at Port Colden, NJ

Brass Castle
Butler Park
Pleasant Valley
Port Colden
Other Important Local History

Morris Canal
Lime Kilns
World Apostolate of Fatima U.S.A. The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima – Washington NJ


Artillery Replacement site - set up to guard the Kings Highway (known as Spruce Run Turnpike) should the British try to capture Oxford forge - 1777-1778. The American army marched the Anderson Asbury Road  near by in 1776, camping briefly at Springstown..


Mansfield-Woodhouse Cemetery - Site of Logg Church built 1734 - first of three churches on this site.  The cemetery contains graves of Peggy Warne and 14 Revolutionary Veterans.  Margaret “Peggy” Warne was the first physician at Broadway NJ (just west of Washington Twp), who was a sister of General Garret Vliet, of the Revolutionary army.  She rode on horseback for miles to attend to local people. The Peggy Warne Chapter, D. A. R., was named ‘in her honor.