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Kennedys in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shackletown

 
 
Shackletown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, April 12, 2009
1. Shackletown Marker
Inscription.  
This was once part of the area known as Kennedys, but when the Lehigh Valley Railroad came through in the 1850's, a foundry was built at the foot of Silver Hill to cast the shackle bolts for the coupling-links that were used to fasten the railway cars together.
 
Erected by Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 38.896′ N, 75° 7.629′ W. Marker is in Kennedys, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Glen - Bloomsbury Road and Shackletown Road, on the right when traveling north on Warren Glen - Bloomsbury Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phillipsburg NJ 08865, 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. Jersey Central Lines (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coles Grist Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pohatcong Township Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pohatcong
Shackletown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, April 12, 2009
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Springtown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pohatcong Township Veterans Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Greenwich Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); General William Maxwell (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pohatcong History & Heritage Society. Society website homepage; 11/11/2021 LPG. (Submitted on November 11, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 5, 2022