Welcome to the Samuel Miller Plantation! Although today we tend to think of plantations as being in the South, in the Colonial period in this area, farms were commonly referred to as plantations. In Hoffman's history of Westfield, Chestnut Street is referred to as "The lane to the Samuel Miller Plantation". New Jersey newspapers published ads listing "plantations or tracts of land" for sale. Sometimes a "dwelling house" was mentioned, however, the house was second in importance to the land. Many deeds describe the land alone with no reference to house or outbuildings, causing great difficulty in dating old houses for modern historians.
In the following pages you will find an online tour of the Miller-Cory House.
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