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

West Portal

 
 
West Portal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 1, 2013
1. West Portal Marker
Inscription. Known as Jugtown for its 1761 "Jug" tavern, became Bethlehem by 1843 & West End by 1880 for its iron works. Named Ferndean & then West Portal by 1888. The 1870's 4900' LVRR tunnel was then the longest in the East.
 
Erected 2012 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° 39.767′ N, 75° 2.04′ W. Marker is in West Portal, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Brunswick Pike and Asbury-West Portal Road, on the left when traveling east on Brunswick Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury NJ 08802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethlehem Township Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hannah's Rock (approx. half a mile away); West Portal Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jersey Barriers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Musconetcong (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing);
West Portal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 1, 2013
2. West Portal Marker
Jugtown Mountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tower Hill Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bellewood Park (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Portal.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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