Easton

Fun Facts About Easton

Easton is believed to be the site of the first Christmas tree in the country.
The Easton-Phillipsburg high school football rivalry played on Thanksgiving Day, is considered one of the largest and longest-standing rivalries in American high school football. The first game occurred in 1905.
The Bachmann Tavern, the oldest remaining building in the city, was once the residence of George Taylor, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The First United Church of Christ served as a hospital during the Revolutionary War and was visited by George Washington.
The FREDDY Awards, an award show recognizing outstanding achievement in high school theatre held annually at the State Theatre, was the subject of a 2010 documentary called Most Valuable Players.
The famed heavyweight boxer, Larry Holmes is a resident of Easton.