Raven Rock in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware & Raritan Canal
— May They Rest In Peace Forever —
From 1830 to 1834, an army of ditch diggers, carpenters and masons - many of whom were Irish immigrants - built the canal. Large numbers perished during the cholera epidemic. It is believed that they were buried along the route of the canal.
This stone from Lock 13 at New Brunswick. Dedicated in 2001
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 40° 24.594′ N, 75° 2.15′ W. Marker is in Raven Rock, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of New Jersey Route 29 and Quarry Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 29. Marker is located at the Bull's Island State Park Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton NJ 08559, 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. Uranium Ore (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lumberville - Ravenrock Toll-Supported Pedestrian Bridge Delaware Canal / Pennsylvania Canal (approx. ¼ mile away in Pennsylvania); Martin Johnson Heade (approx. ¼ mile away in Pennsylvania); Saxtonville Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosemont - Raven Rock Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carversville Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Farm of Lloyd B. Wescott (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raven Rock.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.