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Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vail Homestead Farm

 
 
Vail Homestead Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
1. Vail Homestead Farm Marker
Inscription. Stephen Vail, owner of Speedwell Iron Works, built machinery for S.S. Savannah, first trans-Atlantic steamship, in 1819. His son, Alfred Vail, and Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated electromagnetic telegraph in 1838.
National Register of Historic Places
New Jersey Register of Historic Places
Morris County Heritage Commission

 
Erected 1985 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.863′ N, 74° 28.884′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Speedwell Avenue (U.S. 202) 0.2 miles north of Cory Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vail House (within shouting distance of this marker); Homestead Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); 1849 Carriage House (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Marker at Historic Speedwell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
2. Marker at Historic Speedwell
direct line); Wheel House (about 300 feet away); Ford Cottage (about 300 feet away); The Granary (about 300 feet away); The Homestead Farm (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Morristown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found at Historic Speedwell.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Markers/Historic Preservation. Morris County Heritage Commission. (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker on Speedwell Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
3. Marker on Speedwell Avenue
The Vail House can be seen behind the marker.
Vail House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
4. Vail House
This house dates back to the 1790ís. Stephen Vail, owner of the Speedwell Ironworks, bought it and in 1844 expanded it to its present size.
Vail House (southern view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
5. Vail House (southern view)
Wheel House at Vail Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
6. Wheel House at Vail Homestead
The waterwheel located in this structure provided the power needed by the ironworks.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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