Category: Websites of interest (19)
  Around the Area, Inc. - Sussex County, New Jersey
Around the Area, Inc. was formed in 2003 by four Sussex County friends and business associates that recognized the need for a centralized means of storing and making available to the public the resources and activities within the County region. The company's mission is to promote these resources via a sophisticated yet easy-to-use web site application known as
Field Trips Historical Museums, Houses & Sites
Are we there yet? New Jersey
Grist Mills in Northern New Jersey
Grist mill technology came to our country with the earliest settlers. Streams flowing from the New Jersey highlands made the geography of the northwestern section of our state ideally suited to the early mills, and by the middle of the 19th century the area was dotted with these self-contained, water-powered, grain-grinding factories.
Heritage Conservation Network
Heritage Conservation Network is a non-profit organization actively promoting the conservation of historic architecture and sites. HCN was founded by two people with a strong, almost inexplicable attraction to dilapidated old buildings, appreciating their beauty and their history alike. Inspired by this love of historic buildings and a desire to rescue those that had been neglected or help those in need of repair, the two women collaborated on an innovative approach to preserving historic buildings.
Historic Topographic Maps (Maptech)
Dingmans Ferry-Wallpack, NJ Quadrangle
USGS 15 Minute Series
Latitude: 41.1250 N Longitude: 74.875 W
Historical Maps of Sussex County, New Jersey
Historical Maps courtesy of Rutgers Special Collections and Archives
  Historical Marker Database
Information on historical markers in the US and internationally
History of Newton by Kevin W. Wright
“The town lies upon the slope of a gentle hill, of mingled slate and limestone, at whose foot a spring sends forth the first waters of the Paulinskill, the chief river of the county ... Some of the dwellings are very neat: the place has an air of business, and there is in fact a very considerable trade carried on with the surrounding country. In healthiness of situation, by the report of the inhabitants, it cannot be excelled.”
Thomas Gordon, 1834.
Mid-Atlantic Archives
This is a wonderful site with interesting historical information. The site covers the Mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), a nonprofit organization, was established in 1973 as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our programs are free and open to the public. A twenty-five member board of trustees, drawn from academia, business, and public life, oversees our work. Alice Chandler is the Council\'s Chair. Jane Brailove Rutkoff is the Executive Director.
  NJ History Watch
Dear Friends of History,

Abraham Lincoln reminded his contemporaries in the midst of great
crisis: "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history." I therefore
gladly announce the launch of a new blog, NJ History Watch, which I
hope to update as frequently as possible in order to keep our
community of interest better informed. Now is the time to advocate for
change in the status of our undervalued historic sites, which have
much to contribute to our sense of well being and community.

Demolition by neglect of significant remnants of our past is nothing
other than an act of cultural vandalism, depriving present and future
generations of a memorable and meaningful experience of the hard-
learned lessons of history. And realizing the potential economic
returns of heritage tourism need not reduce our connection to the past
to mere nostalgic entertainment. On the contrary, authenticity and a
regard for the whole truth should define the visitor experience.

Those who wish to participate in building appreciation for NJ's
storied places are most welcome at [link]

Best regards,
Kevin Wright
Stillwater on
The best known feature of the Stillwater area is probably Swartswood Lake State Park, but there are myriad treasures throughout the rolling hills and three villages in that corner of Sussex County.
Stillwater Township on the web
The Stillwater Township government website
Stillwater Township on
Stillwater Township is a Township located in Sussex County, New Jersey. It is a farming community with a small \"village.\" Stillwater is known for its lakeside summer residences, abundant limestone and lime kilns. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 4,267.
Stillwater Twp School
Stillwater School - "Home of The International Reading Association's Exemplary Reading Program for the State of New Jersey" - Sussex County's community website
The Crescent Theater(1917), Sussex, NJ
Owned by the Borough of Sussex, the Crescent Theatre is rented to Tri-State Actors Theatre, Inc, as their home, and is used for their legitimate venue of professional theatre and similar performing arts programming. The property is a contributing resource within the boundaries of the Sussex Borough Central Business Historic District.
Vintage Historic Photos of Newton, New Jersey
The town of Newton is situated a little south of the center of Sussex County, lying in the valley between the Walkill Mountains on the east and the Kittatinny on the west. Near Newton rises the Paulinskill. The elevation is 645 feet.
Waterloo Village
Waterloo Village, 19th century Morris Canal port town, is a National Historic Site. It is located along the banks of the Musconectcong River in the Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sussex County, New Jersey. The Village, totaling over 400 acres, is managed by Waterloo Foundation for the Arts, an organization founded in 1964 by Percival Leach and Louis Gualandi.