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Lafayette in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lafayette Foundry

1836

 
 
The Lafayette Foundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, June 4, 2008
1. The Lafayette Foundry Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the LaFayette Foundry, built in 1836 by Alexander Boyles. This operation employed many laborers and the success of the industry resulted in the sale of building lots along Union Turnpike (now Route 15) by Joseph Northrup, Jr. and Mr. & Mrs. John Cummins. This growth contributed to the establishment of Lafayette by the N.J. State Legislature on March 20, 1845. By the 1850 Census population grew to 927. Thereafter, the foundry business and population declined. The building was used as an apartment house prior to being razed in 1900. Population then was 717.
 
Erected 2007 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.886′ N, 74° 41.345′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Morris Farm Road (County Route 659) and New Jersey Route 15 on Morris Farm Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette NJ 07848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northwest New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Old Mill across from marker location image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
2. Old Mill across from marker location
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unknown Soldier of the Revolution (approx. 2.8 miles away); Augusta Hill Baptists (approx. 2.9 miles away); Twin Bridges (approx. 3.6 miles away); Newton Green (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sussex County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Newton Green (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sussex County (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Brook located adjacent to marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
3. Brook located adjacent to marker
Historic stone structure across from site of marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
4. Historic stone structure across from site of marker
Additional historic out-buildings near this marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
5. Additional historic out-buildings near this marker
 
 
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