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Byram Township in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amity School

 
 
Amity School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Amity School Marker
Inscription. The Amity School was built in 1840, and in continuous use until June 1936. When it was built, Byram Township included part of current Sparta Township, and all of Stanhope and Hopatcong Boroughs. Stanhope Road did not reach from Green Road to Tomahawk Lake. Students came from areas now known as Tomahawk Lake, Seneca Lake, Byram Cove, Bear Pond and Lackawanna Road. The building was sold in 1940 to William Roleson, then to Katherine Spranger Riker, whose son William is the present owner. Students filled Amity School, due to local industries; farming, mining, and producing charcoal and railroad ties.
 
Erected 2006 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 40° 59.202′ N, 74° 39.962′ W. Marker is in Byram Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Amity Road (County Route 671) near County Route 605. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andover NJ 07821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Mohawk Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Krogh’s
Amity School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
2. Amity School and Marker
Was once the Amity Schoolhouse is now a private residence.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Home of Hudson Maxim (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sparta War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Andover Furnace (approx. 4 miles away); The Iron Master’s Mansion (approx. 4 miles away); The Iron Works at Andover (approx. 4 miles away); Lotta Crabtree House (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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