Built in 1740, the Miller-Cory House stands on the "road to the mountains" in Westfield, New Jersey. The Miller-Cory House was named in honor of its two 18th century owners, both descended from the earliest settlers in this area. While the Millers and the Corys were rural farmers, they knew some degree of sophistication. The "West Fields" were at the crossroads of colonial America on the Old York Road, the main route from New York to Philadelphia. Life was uniquely influenced then, as it is today, by a location between two major cities.