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Whippany in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Iron Works

Circa - 1710

 
 
The Old Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 2, 2010
1. The Old Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the first known
iron forge in Morris
county. Operated by John
Ford and John Budd on
the bank of the Whippany
River.

 
Erected 1976 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 49.301′ N, 74° 24.74′ W. Marker is in Whippany, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Whippany Road and Mt. Pleasant Avenue (New Jersey Route 10), on the left when traveling north on Whippany Road. Marker is located on the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whippany NJ 07981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 56-Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Railroad “Watch Box”
Marker in Whippany image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 2, 2010
2. Marker in Whippany
The Whippany River, which powered the Old Iron Works, can be seen behind the marker.
(about 400 feet away); Earle Richard Henriquez-Gil, Sr. (about 500 feet away); I Am Steam Locomotive No. 385 (about 500 feet away); Melville Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Hanover Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Settlement of Whippanong (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whippany.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Markers/Historic Preservation. Morris County Heritage Commission. (Submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
The Old Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 2, 2010
3. The Old Iron Works Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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