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

Amity School

 
 
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Amity School Marker
Inscription.  The Amity School was built in 1840, and in continuous use until June 1936. When it was built, Byram Township included part of current Sparta Township, and all of Stanhope and Hopatcong Boroughs. Stanhope Road did not reach from Green Road to Tomahawk Lake. Students came from areas now known as Tomahawk Lake, Seneca Lake, Byram Cove, Bear Pond and Lackawanna Road. The building was sold in 1940 to William Roleson, then to Katherine Spranger Riker, whose son William is the present owner. Students filled Amity School, due to local industries; farming, mining, and producing charcoal and railroad ties.
 
Erected 2006 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. 40° 59.202′ N, 74° 39.962′ W. Marker is in Byram Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Amity Road (County Route 671) near County Route 605. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andover NJ 07821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Amity School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
2. Amity School and Marker
Was once the Amity Schoolhouse is now a private residence.
are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Mohawk Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Krogh’s (approx. 3.4 miles away); Historic Lake Mohawk (approx. 3.4 miles away); Princess White Deer (approx. 3.4 miles away); Home of Hudson Maxim (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sparta War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Andover Furnace (approx. 4 miles away); The Iron Master’s Mansion (approx. 4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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