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

Morris Canal Stone Culvert

 
 
Morris Canal Stone Culvert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, June 16, 2020
1. Morris Canal Stone Culvert Marker
Inscription.  
The Morris Canal and Banking Co. built this circa 1826 culvert to allow the passage over Fox's Brook of canal boats hauling anthracite coal, iron ore and manufactured goods between Pennsylvania and New York. The site remains among the best-preserved remnants of the canal that helped sustain Morris County's iron industry.
 
Erected 2013 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 54.061′ N, 74° 30.917′ W. Marker is in Rockaway, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Main Street and Lakeside Drive, on the left when traveling east on W. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 W Main Street, Rockaway NJ 07866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockaway Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockaway Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Rockaway World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen Jackson House
Morris Canal Stone Culvert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, June 16, 2020
2. Morris Canal Stone Culvert Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Rockaway Water Power (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kitchel Homestead (approx. 1.9 miles away); Victory Gardens Borough (approx. 2 miles away); Job Allen Iron Works (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockaway.
 
Also see . . .  Morris Canal (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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