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In 1896, Essex County purchased 325 acres of farmland on the border of Verona and Cedar Grove to establish what was then being referred to as the Essex County Asylum for the Insane. Upon its opening, the facility came to be known as Overbrook, due to its positioning just above the Peckman River. Buildings quickly sprang up as part of this complex in close proximity to Fairview Avenue, which was then a dirt road that served as the main thoroughfare of Overbrook.
Greystone Becomes “Gravestone”
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Opened in 1737 by John Sutton as the Stage House Inn, the tavern served the community as a meeting place for local government and became a central location during the Revolutionary War for patriot conscription. Operated by over two dozen inn keepers in the 18th and 19th century, the Stage House has continued to serve customers and the Scotch Plains community for nearly 280 years.
Over the years Weird NJ had received reports sporadically from the West Milford area of sightings of non-indigenous species of animals, such as monkeys and kangaroos, roaming the woods there. It was always rumored that these were the descendants of escapees from Jungle Habitat. Still, for some reason we never though to actually go to the site of the old abandoned park until this new tip came in.
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