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

Historic Site

 
 
Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
1. Historic Site Marker
Inscription.
During the American Revolution,
a gunpowder mill on this site
provided this critical commodity
to General Washington’s troops.
It was one of only three sources
of gunpowder available to them
during this time.

 
Location. 40° 47.974′ N, 74° 27.756′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Kary Way, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the woods on the bank of the Whippany River. 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. Powder Mill (here, next to this marker); Constitution Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Acorn Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Acorn Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Morristown National Historical Park (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morristown.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
2. Historic Site Marker
Marker in Morristown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
3. Marker in Morristown
The Whippany River, which provided power to the powder mill, can be seen behind the marker.
Marker on the Patriots' Path image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
4. Marker on the Patriots' Path
The marker is seen here along the Patriots' Path on the banks of the Whippany River.
Patriots' Path image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
5. Patriots' Path
The marker can be reached by following the Patriots’ Path to the Whippany River. The trailhead is located behind Acorn Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 323 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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