“Warwick in History” – While the Continental Army was marching down Kings Highway directly in front of his house, John Nicklos Smith was tending his farm chores. (more)

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“Warwick in History” – While the Continental Army was marching down Kings Highway directly in front of his house, John Nicklos Smith was tending his farm chores. In 1739, he had built his stone house and established a flourishing 100 acre dairy farm on the new Kings Highway.
In 1804, the Burroughs family purchased the farm and completed the house. The house is of Flemish style in a four square layout. The walls are three feet thick to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. The Burroughs family were rumored to be rebels. Their neighbors in the large white house across the road were Tories. Apparently, political differences led to more than words. Evidence of the conflict can be found in the front door of the house in the form of embedded musket balls. The house remains much the same today as it was over 170 years ago and was the home of the Rizzi family in the 1970s and is now the home of the Henry family.