Hackettstown Historic Map 1883

Hackettstown NJ 1883

Here are some of the places Tillie Smith walked past while living and working in Hackettstown: Centenary (where she worked in 1886), Flock Building (where she window shopped), Post Office (a pivotal place on her last night alive), Union Cemetery…

Historic Photos of Centenary University in the Tillie Smith Era

Centenary University 1899
I hope this gives you a bit more of the flavor of Tillie's world. 1867 Seeking to establish an “academic institution that shall be an honor to the church and a blessing to future generations,” Centenary Collegiate Institute (C.C.I.) is founded by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, N.J. Ten prominent citizens of the town donated $10,000 and 10 acres of land to build the Institute.