Bethel Indian Town

Help Preserve Bethel

Archaeological Pitfalls at Bethel
Historical Proof of Bethel's Location
National Register Nomination
Help Preserve Bethel
David Brainerd's Early Work
From Crosswicks to Bethel
Bethel's Role in the French & Indian War
Bethel in 1752
Documents from the Friends Indian Committee
The New Jersey Association for helping the Indians
Crosswicks Treaty of 1756 & Native Men in Military Service
From Bethel to Brotherton
The Search for Bethel
William Tennent & the Move to Brotherton
Proof of Wigwam Brook's Headwaters
Miscellaneous Notes
Books for Sale
Guest Book

Help Preserve Bethel Indian Town:
Please note that the State of NJ authorized the transfer of Green Acres parkland for use as the new high school.  More than five acres, representing more than ten percent of the school site, was set aside as an archaeological site.
The Township, County and State were all duplicitous in their coordinated action to deny the history of this site and to totally disregard the letters and resolutions of American Indian tribes affected and the National Congress of the American Indian.  This is but another example in a too-long litany of extra-legal maneuverings on the part of those who are elected, appointed and hired to serve.
As of August, 2007, the site of Bethel Indian Town remains within Thompson Park, Monroe Township, New Jersey (exit 8A of the NJ Turnpike).
The site is public open space, and as such, already is given status as protected land.  HOWEVER, the powers that be in the town and the county wish to divert this state-funded open space for use as a new high school.  This is due to the rapid increase in student population due to excessive single family home developments approved in Monroe during the last several years.  Rather than developers setting aside land for public use, the town has chosen to take protected park land for the construction of a new school.
To preserve Bethel and to protect this public space from wanton act of special interest trumping common sense, please contact the following officials:
Governor Jon S. Corzine
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box One
Trenton, NJ 08625-0001
Lisa P. Jackson, Commissioner
401 E. State St.
7th Floor, East Wing
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402
phone: 609-292-2885
fax: 609-292-7695
Dorothy Guzzo, Administrator
NJ DEP - Historic Preservation Office
P.O. Box 404
Trenton, NJ 08625-0404
(609) 292-2023
Freeholder Director David Crabiel
Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1 JFK Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
6 Harkins Road
Milltown, New Jersey 08850
Business Information
Crabiel, Inc.
170 North Main Street at Riva Avenue
Milltown, New Jersey 08850
732-828-5372 Residence
732-828-1337 Business
732-745-5692 County


Clerk of the Board - email or write to Ms. Pemberton and ask that your correspondance be read at the Freeholder Meeting on the record.

Margaret Pemberton, Clerk of the Board, address as above for Mr. Crabiel [not sure if this link works]

Mayor Richard Pucci
Township of Monroe
Municipal Plaza
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
Home Info:
9 Middlesex Blvd.
Monroe, NJ 08831
(732) 251-3085
Clerk of Monroe Twp. - Put attn. to the Township Council

1 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township NJ 08831
732 521-4400
Council President Gerald Tamburro
same address as above  (35 Birmingham Lane)
Emails for the Council Members of Monroe, 08831: (507A Sheldon Way)  (103 Concordia Circle)  (2 First Ave.)
Local Reporter Emails:
Rebecca Lerner: The Home News Tribune : New Brunswick & central NJ

Allison Steele: The Newark Star-Ledger: Statewide

Jessica Smith - The Sentinel: Weekly local paper

Bill Greenwood: Cranbury Press: Weekly local paper


Attorney for the Monroe Twp. Board of Education: Bertram E. Busch

Attorney for Middlesex County (owns the park - wants to transfer a 35 acre piece of it to Monroe Twp. to build its new high school)

Monroe Twp. Attorney (and leading the charge to build on top of Bethel Indian Town)

American Indian Historical Research

For information on Brotherton & Weekping

For information on Weequehela & Spotswood, NJ

For information on the Gnadenhutten Massacre

For information on the Indian Company of 1778