Old Bernardsville Public Library

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Old Bernardsville Public Library was built in 1710 as the Vealtown Tavern during the American Revolution. It is said to be haunted by Phyllis Parker, whose father owned the Vealtown Tavern. She was in love with a doctor who was hanged for treason during the Revolutionary War. Not knowing what had happened, Parker discovered his body in a coffin in the taproom and went mad with grief. A female apparition has been reported in the library as well as voices and uneasy feelings.

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Geographic Information

2 Morristown Road
Bernardsville, NJ
United States

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40.718927, -74.56833700000004
Somerset County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Bernardsville, NJ (0.1 mi.)
Borough of Far Hills, NJ (3.4 mi.)
Far Hills, NJ (4.3 mi.)
Mendham, NJ (4.3 mi.)
Peapack, NJ (4.6 mi.)
Bedminster, NJ (4.8 mi.)
Gladstone, NJ (5.1 mi.)
Berkeley Heights, NJ (7.0 mi.)
Morristown, NJ (7.0 mi.)
Warren Township, NJ (8.1 mi.)


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