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Franklin in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Samuel Fowler

(1779 - 1844)

 
 
Dr. Samuel Fowler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Dr. Samuel Fowler Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Samuel Fowler, born in Newburgh, NY, and came first to Hamburg after medical studies in Philadelphia. He established mills, a blacksmith shop, tannery, and a furnace to process ores from mines owned in Franklin Furnace. He became a noted and respected mineralogist and developed early industrial uses for zinc ore. He discovered the rare mineral Franklinite and its fluorescent qualities that made Franklin minerals famous. He was esteemed as one of the leading scientists in the United States. Dr. Fowler was elected State Senator in 1827, and served in the House of Representatives (1833-1837). Home and mill at this site.
 
Erected 2004 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 41° 7.33′ N, 74° 35.772′ 
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W. Marker is in Franklin, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on North Church Road (County Route 631) just east of Davis Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin NJ 07416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin School (approx. ¾ mile away); Franklin Furnace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Sharp's Iron Works (approx. 1.9 miles away); George Washington Encampment (approx. 2 miles away); The Sterling Mine (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Schoolhouse and Firehouse Museum (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Works of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Concentrating Company (approx. 4.3 miles away); Snufftown - Stockholm (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Dr. Samuel Fowler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
2. Dr. Samuel Fowler Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of Fowler's Mill and Home sites, if still standing. • Can you help?

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