KMS Farmstead Makes Historic Marker Database


The KMS Farmstead has finally made it to the historical marker database. In addition to the plaque, photos of the house and barn are also included. Learn more about the KMS farmstead….read on.

Plaque Inscription

Period of significance – c. 1762-1852
Listed New Jersey Register of Historic Places – 2003
Listed National Register of Historic Places – 2004
The farmstead is historically associated with the Rev. Samuel Kennedy, a renowned local minister and educator; Col. Ephraim Martin, a Revolutionary War soldier and New Jersey legislator; and Oliver Stelle, a prominent land owner. The farmstead is significant for its association with these early residents as well as containing a good example of early English-type barn and other architectural examples typifying 18th and 19th century domestic and agricultural building. The farmstead is an important vestige of Bernard Township’s rural past.

Funding has been made possible in part by the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust / State of New Jersey, by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission and by the Township of Bernards.

Location. 40° 39.5′ N, 74° 31.684′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from King George Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the farmstead house which is down a long drive from the road. The associated marker, #20159, is visible from the road at the entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America.

For additional information on this marker, or other historic markers, click here.

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