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Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888

 
 
Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 5, 2009
1. Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888 Marker
Inscription.  Ran from Central R.R. in Whitehouse Station, to Oldwick, and on to Morristown. By 1917 the twenty-five mile line was out of business.
 
Erected by Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. 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 1917.
 
Location. 40° 36.944′ N, 74° 46.212′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Main Street just south of Somerset Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehouse Station NJ 08889, 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. White House Station (within shouting distance of this marker); "From Here They Served" (approx. half a mile away); Readington Township Veterans Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leake - Stillwell Mills (approx. one mile away); Blue Star Highway (approx. 1˝ miles
Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 5, 2009
2. Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888 Marker
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away); Site of Colonel John Mehelm House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Whitehouse Veterans Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Potterstown (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehouse Station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 6, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 9, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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