Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War powder mill, built near
this site by Jacob Ford, Jr.
in 1776, supplied critically
needed gun powder to the
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 40° 47.974′ N, 74° 27.756′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Kary Way, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in the woods on the bank of the Whippany River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Site (here, next to this marker); Constitution Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Acorn Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Acorn Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s Headquarters MuseumFord Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Path to History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
Also see . . . Morris County Heritage Commission. Morris County website entry (Submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.