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Morris Canal "King's Basin"

 
 
Morris Canal "King's Basin" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Raymond Siwek, July 28, 2020
1. Morris Canal "King's Basin" Marker
Inscription.  From the mid-1800's to the 1920's, this site named for the prominent King family is where canal boats docked while waiting to transit two inclined planes or a nearby lock. The boatmen bought goods and supplies from local stores, which helped fuel the economy of the area called Drakesville (now Ledgewood).
 
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Morris Canal series list.
 
Location. 40° 52.679′ N, 74° 39.179′ W. Marker is in Ledgewood, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Canal Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Canal St, Ledgewood NJ 07852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silas Riggs House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); King House Museum (about 400 feet away); Morris Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); The Morris Canal   1824 – 1924
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church at Suckasunny Plains (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Morris Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lake Rogerene (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel Cary House - 1771 (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ledgewood.
 
Morris Canal "King's Basin" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Raymond Siwek, July 28, 2020
2. Morris Canal "King's Basin" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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