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Hamburg in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Joseph Sharp's Iron Works
 
Joseph Sharp's Iron Works Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Joseph Sharp's Iron Works Marker
 
Inscription. In 1768, Joseph Sharp erected a forge and furnace on the Wallkill River. The village around the Sharp Iron Works became known as Sharpsborough, later becoming Hamburg. Due to the expensive nature of the venture and competing forges, Sharp abandoned the property in 1774. Stephen Ford used it to secretly produce cannonballs for the British during the American Revolution. After reclaiming the property, Joseph Sharp Jr. built the stone grist mill in 1808. Sharp's mill provided the flour for the American troops of the War of 1812. The mill continued to serve the needs of the agricultural community of Sussex County.
 
Erected 2004 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. 41° 8.789′ N, 74° 34.638′ W. Marker is in Hamburg, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Gingerbread Castle Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamburg NJ 07419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington Encampment (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Samuel Fowler (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Schoolhouse and Firehouse Museum (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sussex Borough, New Jersey (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sand Hill Road and Route 94 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Snufftown - Stockholm (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Works of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Concentrating Company (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Joseph Sharp's Iron Works Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, January 23, 2010
2. Joseph Sharp's Iron Works Marker
 
 
Wheatsworth Mills and Gingerbread Castle portion of Mills Photo, Click for full size
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, January 23, 2010
3. Wheatsworth Mills and Gingerbread Castle portion of Mills
 
 
Former Joseph Sharps Ironworks Photo, Click for full size
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, January 23, 2010
4. Former Joseph Sharps Ironworks
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2010, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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