It happened, Derek Jeter **** 3,000 hits, amazing! This all happened while being a New York Yankee. Best day for Pequannock Township, why?? Derek Jeter was born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Pompton Plains is a section within Pequannock Township. Derek Jeter was born June 26, 1974 at Chilton Memorial Hospital which was located at that time at 520 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.
A little history about Chilton Memorial Hospital, Forrest C. Chilton II, MD, and his wife, Elizabeth, an RN, donated a tract of land on Newark-Pompton Turnpike to build a hospital in memory of their son whose life was lost in World War II. A 50-bed facility was built in 1954, and expanded to 119 beds in 1961.
In August 1968, a 40-acre tract was purchased one mile west of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike site and another building, the West Parkway facility, was dedicated November 20, 1971. The next goal was to combine the two buildings on West Parkway and construction of an expanded hospital began in1981. This included a new patient wing, new ground floor facility, and a complete remodeling of the original building. The “new” Chilton Memorial was dedicated in June 1984.
Today, Chilton Memorial is a 260-bed, acute-care, non-profit community hospital with approximately 1,300 employees.
(info taken from http://www.chiltonhealth.org/index.php)
Ok, back to Derek Jeter, not only was Derek born at Chilton Memorial Hospital, so was I, just a couple years before him 🙂
And, a couple years after him….around 22 years later, my youngest daughter was born at Chilton Memorial Hospital, the West Parkway facility on June 26.
Now you’re thinking what’s this have to do with Real Estate….a lot.
Where Chilton Memorial Hospital used to be located at 520 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains was converted into CONDO’S. The complex is called Crestwood Park. There are currently 1-2 Bedroom units FOR SALE at the Old Chilton Memorial Hospital building. Each unit is unique and those of us who have lived in Pequannock Township for most of our lives joke about the units where the morgue used to be. I try and just laugh that one off when I’m showing units in that side of the complex.
So there’s the connection between Derek Jeter, Pequannock and Pompton Plains and Chilton Memorial Hospital!
Derek Jeter’s a true leader and role model. Way to GO!!
We are PROUD to say Derek Jeter was Born in PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP!