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West Portal in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Musconetcong

 
 
Musconetcong Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 12, 2009
1. Musconetcong Marker
Inscription. Indian name adopted for mountain and stream. The railroad tunnel built in 1872–1875 was the longest in Eastern United States.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 39.282′ N, 75° 1.278′ W. Marker was in West Portal, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker was on New Jersey Route 173, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Asbury NJ 08802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Jugtown Mountain (here, next to this marker); Jersey Barriers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hannah's Rock (approx. half a mile away); West Portal Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Portal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethlehem Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bellewood Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tower Hill Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Portal.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been replaced with Jugtown Mountain Marker.
 
Also see . . .  Musconetcong Tunnels. (Submitted on April 15, 2009.)
 
Additional comments.
Easton and Amboy Railroad (Lehigh Valley Railroad) image. Click for full size.
Map by James R. Irwin (Wikipedia Commons)
2. Easton and Amboy Railroad (Lehigh Valley Railroad)

1. Railroad Tunnel
The railroad tunnel mentioned on the marker is not accessible to the public. The tunnel was 4,893 feet long and at that time was the longest railroad tunnel in the eastern U.S.
    — Submitted April 15, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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