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Franklin Townsip in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Concrete Mile

 
 
The Concrete Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Ben Urban, August 26, 2010
1. The Concrete Mile Marker
Newest sign. Installed during the summer of 2010.
Inscription. New Jersey's first concrete highway was built in Franklin Township in 1912 with cement manufactured at Thomas A. Edison's Portland Cement Company in New Village.
 
Location. 40° 42.638′ N, 75° 5.987′ W. Marker is in Franklin Townsip, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (New Jersey Route 57 at milepost 3), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located near the township line, in Franklin Township, Warren County, near Greenwich Township. Marker is in this post office area: Stewartsville NJ 08886, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morris Canal Bread Lock No 7 West (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edison Portland Cement Company (approx. half a mile away); Honor Roll (approx. 1.3 miles away); Inclined Plane / Morris Canal Inclined Plane No 9 West (approx. 2.4 miles away); Greenwich Township Veterans Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Greenwich Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); General William Maxwell (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bloomsbury Veterans Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Regarding The Concrete Mile. Edison's original concrete road was replaced years ago. At that time, 3 blocks from the original
The Concrete Mile 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Dorine Ruth Emery, January 20, 2010
2. The Concrete Mile 2010
The sign is in far distance, on the right.
road were placed in the new road. However, as of 2010, those blocks are gone.
 
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The Previous Concrete Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dorine Ruth Emery, January 14, 2010
3. The Previous Concrete Mile Marker
The Concrete Mile image. Click for full size.
By John Ben Urban, February 4, 2006
4. The Concrete Mile
Thomas Alva Edison
1847-1931
The Concrete Mile
Franklin Township is the proud home
of the first concrete highway in New Jersey,
and one of the first in America.
In was made in 1912 from Edison Portland
Cement manufactured in New Village, New Jersey.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 5,488 times since then and 111 times this year. Last updated on , by John Ben Urban of Middletown, Delaware. Photos:   1. submitted on , by John Ben Urban of Middletown, Delaware.   2. submitted on , by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Dorine Ruth Emery of Washington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by John Ben Urban of Middletown, Delaware. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016.
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