Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of the Telegraph
—Historic Speedwell —
The building was built high off the ground on stone piers to keep out dampness. The clapboard siding was specially designed to allow ventilation. In the front of the building near the door sill, is a cat hole for added rodent protection. In the rear, a shed roof addition was used to store farm equipment. The building now contains a collection of 19th century farm tools and ice harvesting equipment.
Location. 40° 48.873′ N, 74° 28.819′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Speedwell Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at Historic Speedwell. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L’Hommedieu House (a few steps from this marker); The Homestead Farm (a few steps from this marker); 1849 Carriage House (a few steps from this marker); Moses Estey House (within Wheel House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Homestead Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Power at Speedwell (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Morristown.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a modern photograph of the Granary. Photos of some of the farm equipment displayed there and a map of Historic Speedwell also appear on the marker.
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 Speedwell - "Birthplace of the Telegraph". (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.