“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Portal in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Swayze Mine

Swayze Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, February 21, 2009
1. Swayze Mine Marker
Inscription.  West Portal Mines, Inc. mined magnetite here, producing over 250,000 tons of ore a year from 1939 to 1943. Rock dumps still remain, along with some building ruins.
Erected by Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 40° 40.5′ N, 74° 59.563′ W. Marker is in West Portal, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Mine Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury NJ 08802, 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. Tower Hill Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Plenge Archaeological Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); McCullough House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bog Meadows (approx. 1.7 miles away); Methodist Church of Asbury
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Van Syckles Tavern (approx. 2 miles away); Jersey Barriers (approx. 2 miles away); David Reynolds Tavern/Joseph Van Syckel Residence (approx. 2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,479 times since then and 100 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 4, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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