Near New Vernon in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Wilderness Area exists today because local citizens joined together with government to preserve this natural area for the continued enjoyment and inspiration of all citizens. The 1964 Wilderness Act defines wilderness areas as "untrammeled", "undeveloped", and "affected primarily by the forces of nature". These areas provide "outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation". The 3,660 acres comprising the Great Swamp Wilderness Area exemplify these values.
"A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain."
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Natural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Location. 40° 43.719′ N, 74° 29.72′ W. Marker is near New Vernon, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Long Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Vernon NJ 07976, 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. The Tramp House (approx. one mile away); New Vernon Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Harding Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richard J. Guadagno (approx. 1.7 miles away); Frelinghuysen Fields (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dickson's Mill Pond (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Vernon.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 984 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.