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

Willis W. Vail

1868 - 1951

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, May 31, 2009
1. Willis W. Vail Marker
Inscription. Attended school at the site from which this school came.

Graduate: Swarthmore College
Civil Engineer
Township Official
Boy Scout Leader

 
Location. 40° 34.013′ N, 74° 56.791′ W. Marker is in Quakertown, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Quakertown Road (County Route 579), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Plaque is on the one-room schoolhouse next to the Franklin Township School. Marker is in this post office area: Quakertown NJ 08868, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); Franklin Township WWII Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker Meeting House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quakertown Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Century Inn (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rockhill Property (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oak Grove Grange #119 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quakertown.
 
Also see . . .  Out of the Blue: Photos Bring Early Fayette History Back to Life. Willis W. Vail was also a surveyor, helping the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Willis W. Vail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 31, 2009
2. Willis W. Vail Marker
find access to newly discovered coalfields in West Virginia. Vail's pictures of the Fayette County, WV area, using cyanotype photography, were recently rediscovered. (Submitted on June 3, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,170 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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