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

Califon

 
 
Califon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 20, 2009
1. Califon Marker
Inscription.  Known earlier as California, its name dates to the gold rush days. By the 1870s, its water powered mills and the High Bridge RR brought growth. Post office est. 1878.
 
Erected 2009 by Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. 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 1878.
 
Location. 40° 43.517′ N, 74° 50.736′ W. Marker is in Califon, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 512) and County Route 513, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Califon NJ 07830, 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. Califon Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Califon Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Califon Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Creamery Channel
Califon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 20, 2009
2. Califon Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Railroad & The Vernoy Quarry (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Teetertown Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Middle Valley Trap Rock & Mine Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mountain Farm (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Califon.
 
Additional Califon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 20, 2009
3. Additional Califon Marker
Bridge over the South Branch of the Raritan River at Califon image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 20, 2009
4. Bridge over the South Branch of the Raritan River at Califon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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