Goldsmith Maid Historic Marker

Call for Proposals for Historic Markers

If you know of a site that should be considered for a Historic Marker in 2020, please send a brief e-mail to County Historian William Truran at by April 15, 2020. Be sure to include the potential location, what is the historic significance, and your contact information. All suggestions will be reviewed by the selection committee and awardees will be announced at the Sussex County Fair in August, 2020.

The following new historic markers were awarded in 2019. With the generous support of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County will designate the following new sites:

Deckertown Union & Papakating Cemetery, Wantage (Slideshow)
Township of Sparta, Sparta
Sterling Hill Zinc Mine, Ogdensburg

Preserving the history of Sussex County for future generations...

The placement of historic plaques in Sussex County began in the year 2000. Since that time, thirty-two markers have been fabricated and placed at historic sites throughout Sussex County. The program got its beginning when two markers relating the history of Newton were placed in the Newton Park on the Green. The idea came about as part of a project to revitalize the park in a combined program which involved the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Newton Historic Preservation Commission.

Interactive Historic Marker Map external link

List of markers by municipality

Each municipality in Sussex County, no matter how small or large, a town or rural farming community, are very proud of their history and are all what make Sussex County the beautiful and proud area in which we live today. These markers will remind us today of what was here before us so we can take pride in our communities and honor those that went before us.

Sussex County History - Schedule of Events