History of Andover Township
Sussex County, New Jersey
Communities in Andover Township:
Springdale -- on the Pequest River half way between Newton and Andover.
Whitehall -- about a mile south of Andover on the Sussex Railroad.
Brighton -- one mile below Andover.
Pinkneyville -- a little mining village in the northeastern part of the township.
1714 -- William Penn was the owner of the Andover Iron Mine (about 1.5 miles from the village of Andover).
Soon after the so-called English Company, from the County of Sussex, England gained control of the Andover Iron Mine and worked it until the second year the Revolutionary War.
Revolutionary War -- in the north western part of the township, by the Big Muckshaw Pond, Bonnel Moody and his company of Tories found shelter from the American forces.
1777 -- the Congress of the U.S. directed the Government of New Jersey to secure the Andover Iron Mine. The mine supplied iron and steel for the Continental Army for a period of five years.
post-Revolutionary War -- the
Andover Iron Mine closed for many years. It later came uner the ownership
of the Andover Iron Company.
1814 -- Andover contained a mill (built by Joseph Northrup), a blacksmith’s shop, and. three or four houses.
1861 -- Albert Puder built a creamery just north of the railroad station
1864 -- Newton Township was abolished when it was divided into Andover and Hampton Townships and the town of Newton.
1870 -- population was 1,126.
1906 photo -- Main Street in Andover Borough was a thriving business area. The Andover Hotel with its two-story front porch is seen in the photo.
c. 1937 -- Camp Nordland, a German-American Bund camp, opened.
1941 -- under orders from the attorney general, Sheriff Denton Quick seized Camp Nordland and closed it.
late 1940s -- the original Albert Puder creamery torn down.
Andover Sussex County NJ from HISTORICAL
DIRECTORY OF SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ
COMPILED BY: EDWARD A. WEBB 1872. http://history.rays-place.com/nj/andover.htm
Wayne T. McCabe. 2003. Images of America: Sussex County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press.