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Lebanon in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, March 9, 2011
1. Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility Marker
Inscription. In 1913, the State of New Jersey acquired 747 acres to establish a farm colony to treat the mentally ill. During World War I, inmates from the reformatory at Rahway farmed the property to provide emergency food supplies for the war effort. After the war, the property was used for various purposes, including a labor camp during construction of State Highway 28. Construction of the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility began in 1926 and the juvenile facility, originally named "Annandale Farms" opened in 1929. Designed as a "farm school", the correctional facility included a dairy farm, orchard and greenhouses where young men gained skills in all aspects of farming.
 
Erected 2011 by Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.057′ N, 74° 51.686′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Petticoat Lane and East Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Petticoat Lane. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Petticoat Lane, Lebanon NJ 08833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 9, 2011
2. Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility Marker
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lebanon (approx. one mile away); Central Railroad Of New Jersey (approx. one mile away); Annandale Reformed Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Springside Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Annandale Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lebanon Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lebanon Reformed Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationWar, World I
 
 
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