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Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic

 
 
Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
1. Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
Registered
Natural Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in illustrating the natural
history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1967

 
Erected 1967 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 54.908′ N, 74° 10.816′ W. Marker is in Paterson, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of McBride Avenue and Spruce Street, on the left when traveling east on McBride Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in Haines Overlook Park, on a statue of Alexander Hamilton. Marker is in this post office area: Paterson NJ 07501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Eric M. Graupe (here, next to this marker); Passaic Falls (here, next to this marker); The 1914 S.U.M. Great Falls Power Plant (here, next to this marker); Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District (a few steps
Great Falls Marker on Hamilton Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
2. Great Falls Marker on Hamilton Statue
The Great Falls of Paterson can be seen in the background of the photo.
from this marker); The Allied Textile Printing Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Overlook Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry B. Haines Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Falls Hydroelectric Station (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paterson.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Alexander Hamilton Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
3. Alexander Hamilton Statue
The Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic Marker is on the back of the base of the statue.
Closeup of Hamilton Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
4. Closeup of Hamilton Statue
George Washington and Alexander Hamilton stopped near the Great Falls. Later, as Secretary of the Treasury under President Washington, Hamilton planned the city of Paterson as a manufacturing city that would use the power of the falls.
Sculptor’s Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
5. Sculptor’s Mark
Marker at Overlook Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
6. Marker at Overlook Park
The marker on the Hamilton statue and the Great Falls can be seen in this photo.
Great Falls of Paterson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
7. Great Falls of Paterson
Great Falls of Paterson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 26, 2011
8. Great Falls of Paterson
 
 
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