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Pompton Lakes in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pompton Furnace

 
 
Pompton Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ira Feller, June 6, 2021
1. Pompton Furnace Marker
Inscription.  The sandstone abutment and raceway located on the north side of Hemlock Road are the remnants of the furnace and ironworks that supplied cannonballs to the Continental Army in 1776-1777. Was an active source of supplies during the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Site of the Ludlum Steel Co., 1854. Site of the Pompton feeder, a branch of the Morris Canal. Destroyed by the flood of 1903.

Declared a local historic landmark 1996
 
Erected by Pompton Lakes Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Morris Canal series list.
 
Location. 40° 59.557′ N, 74° 16.819′ W. Marker is in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Hemlock Road, on the right when traveling north on Hamburg Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 785 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes NJ 07442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor's Island (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schuyler–Colfax (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schuyler Colfax House (approx. 0.3 miles away); DeMille Gatehouse (approx. half a mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battleship Maine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pompton Lakes World War II & Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pompton Lakes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2022, by Ira Feller of West Milford, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 100 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 20, 2022, by Ira Feller of West Milford, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide shot of marker and its surroundings. Photos of the sandstone abutment & raceway, and the remnants of the furnace and ironworks. • Can you help?

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