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

Twin Bridges

 
 
Twin Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Twin Bridges Marker
Inscription. Two rudimentary bridges were built to cross the Tockhockonetcong (now the Paulinskill) as Jonathan Hampton ordered the construction of the Military Road in 1756. An essential supply line to the frontier fortification in the Delaware Valley, the Military Road was maintained until 1760. A permanent pair of bridges was built when the abandoned lands and mills, formerly owned by Benjamin Barton, a Loyalist, were bought by Henry and Peter Bale around 1790. A mill, located between the two bridges, produced gun stocks for use in the Civil War. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1923.
 
Erected 2002 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° 6.174′ N, 74° 45.522′ W. Marker is in Hampton Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Halsey Road (County Route 626). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Augusta Hill Baptists (approx. 1.9 miles away); Unknown Soldier of the Revolution
Twin Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
2. Twin Bridges Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Sussex Railroad (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sussex County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Newton Green (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sussex County (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Newton Green (approx. 3.1 miles away); Defenders of the Union (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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