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Renovation:
This privately-owned public park underwent a major renovation in 2007. At that time, signage was added that explain the history of the Green. If you take a stroll around, you will see these signs as well as some important statues. There is the "Soldier at Rest", erected in 1871, to honor the Civil War dead. The "Patriot's Farewell" over the fountain was erected in 2001 as a salute to the Morris County militia of the Revolutionary War era. "The Alliance", a statue of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette commemorating their meeting in Morristown in 1780, was placed there in 2007

The Green has won some awards due to the renovation efforts by Dewberry, a civil, landscape architecture, environmental services and construction engineering firm. It received an Excellence Award in the Public Space category from Downtown New Jersey for the renovation done on the Morristown Green under the following criteria:

1. Preserving and enhancing the character of the downtown environment

2. Contributing to the economic vitality of the downtown district

3. Generating pride in the community

4. Drawing people to the area

5. Demonstrating a coordinated effort by various segments of the community

6. Improving the streetscape or visual appearance of the business district

7. The Morristown Green is on the National Register of Historic Sites and is in the center of the Morristown Historic District.​​

History: 

The Morristown Green is one of only two greens in New Jersey to have survived until the present day; the other is Military Park in Newark. The centerpiece of Morristown, the Morristown Green, is 2.62 acres and began appearing on maps of the area as early as 1715. The Green was originally used as pasture land for early settlers. During the American Revolution it was used as a military parade ground. The first county courthouse and the first jail and pillory were located on the Green, as well as early churches and commercial buildings. After 1909 it became the pleasure park that you see today.
It remains central to the life of the town, hosting political and cultural events throughout the year.

Other places of note in and around the Green include the granite "E Pluribus Unum" medallion in         the central plaza, the Liberty Pole, the stone marker for the first courthouse, the time capsule, the Methodist and   Presbyterian Churches, the Post Office, and the plaques that tell the stories of the Alexander Carmichael House and   Continental Storehouse. Relax near the Patriot's Farewell     fountain, the central plaza's puddingstone bench or by the game tables.

It remains central to the life of the town, hosting political and cultural events throughout the year. The privately-owned public park underwent a major renovation in 2007. At that time, signage was added that explain the history of the Green. If you take a stroll around, you will see these signs as well as some important statues. There is the "Soldier at Rest", erected in 1871, to honor the Civil War dead. The "Patriot's Farewell" over the fountain was erected in 2001 as a salute to the Morris County militia of the Revolutionary War era. "The Alliance", a statue of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette commemorating their meeting in Morristown in 1780, was placed there in 2007.

Stewardship:

The stewards of the Green, the Trustees of the Morristown Green, Inc., purchased the land from the nearby Presbyterian Church in 1816 for the sum of $1,600 for the express purposed of maintaining it "as a Green or Common forever, with the liberty and privilege of ornamenting said Green or Common, at their own expense, in such a way they many think proper." The tradition of their stewardship continues and enters its third century.