Historic Districts

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Franklin Corners

Childs Road & Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Consists of 50 acres including 13 structures, and its focal point, the Van Dorn Mill, c.1843, one of the finest examples of stonework in N.J.  First residents were farmers and millers, settled in mid-1700s.  Present mill replaced original one of 1768 which supplied Washington's troops with grain.  Operational until World War II.  Entered in State Register, 12/12/74.  Entered in State Register, 1974.  Entered in National Register, 1975.

Liberty Corner

Entered in State Register
August 16, 1991
Entered in National Register
October 11, 1991

Consists of 142 acres - 84 contributing, 7 non-contributing buildings, 1 stone bridge and liberty pole site, centerpiece is Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, built 1868-69, an Italianate structure.  Entered in State and National Registers, 1991.