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

Powder Mill

1776

 
 
Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
1. Powder Mill Marker
Inscription.  
New Jersey’s Revolutionary
War powder mill, built near
this site by Jacob Ford, Jr.
in 1776, supplied critically
needed gun powder to the
Continental Troops.

 
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 Museum
Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
2. Powder Mill Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Ford 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.) 
 
Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
3. Powder Mill Marker
The Whippany River, which provided the powder mill with power, can be seen behind the marker.
Marker as seen from Patriots' Path image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
4. Marker as seen from Patriots' Path
The marker can be reached by following the Patriots’ Path to the Whippany River. The trailhead is located behind Acorn Hall.
Patriot's Path image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
5. Patriot's Path
The Powder Mill marker can be found along the Patriots' Path, which is marked with blue blazes and the PP logo seen here.
 
 
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.

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Aug. 15, 2022