NE New Jersey Somerset Co. History Contact

Revolutionary War History


Historical Sights

Somerset Co. Historic Sights
at The Historical Marker Database
Historical sites within 50 km of Bridgewater at


Guglielmo Marconi, inventer of wireless telegraphy, settled in the Somerset section of Franklin in 1913. He built an impressive relay station marked by a mile-long, 440 foot high cable antenna. At the time it was the most powerful in the world, blasting wireless messages worldwide. See

Landed Gentry
Estates in the Somerset hills include Yademos (Charles Pfizer), Stronghold (John Dryden), Natiar (Walter G. Ladd), Hamilton Farms (James Cox Brady), which is home of the U.S. Equestrian Team.
See: Landed Gentry

Somerset Co. Genealogical Information

Historical Associations and Commissions

Somerset Co. Historical Society
9 Van Veghten Dr., Bridgewater
(908) 218-1281 - Open Tue. noon-3 & 2nd Sat. noon - 3 Dec Apr. 1 - Dec. 15

Washington Campground Association -
Meets on Washington birthday (February 22) and July 4 for cerimony at the park.
See Washington Campground Association Page.

Heritage Trail Association (732) 356-8856
Van Horne House, 941 E. Main St., Bridgewater
Dedicated to presenting the legend and lore of our community in a lively and entertaining way. We provide a year-round program of guided bus and walking tours as well as special events.

Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission
County Administration Bldg., Somerville; Tom D'Amico

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH)
(Formerly Basking Ridge Historical Society)
PO Box 136 Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
June Kennedy, Historian - 908 647-6029, June Campbell, Chairman of the Board - 908 647-2241,
Answering Machine 908 221-1770
Membership: Individual - $20 , Family - $30, Sr. Citizen Indiv. - $10, life - $150

Historic Sites and Homes | Visit Somerset County NJ

New Jersey Historical Society (
52 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-8500
Tu-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

League of Historical Societies of New Jersey - Linda Barth 908-722-7428

New Jersey Historical Commission (

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Somerset County historical quarterly. (Open Library)

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last updated 30 Mar 2010