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Settlement of Whippanong

 
 
Settlement of Whippanong Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
1. Settlement of Whippanong Marker
Inscription.  
Township of Hanover
Historic Sites Committee
1685 – 1976

Settlement of Whippanong
Hanover Township
1685

This site represents the center of the first settlement in Morris, Sussex & Warren Counties. The first settlers were attracted by the river, iron ore and the fertile land.
 
Erected 1976 by Township of Hanover Historic Sites Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1685.
 
Location. 40° 49.252′ N, 74° 24.452′ W. Marker is in Whippany, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Avenue (New Jersey Route 10) and Troy Hills Road, on the right when traveling west on Mt. Pleasant Avenue. 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. Hanover Veterans Monument (here, next to this marker); Whippany (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuttle House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Whipponong Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Whippany Burying Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Iron Works (approx. ¼ mile away); 56-Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whippany.
 
Settlement of Whippanong Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
2. Settlement of Whippanong Marker
Settlement of Whippanong Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
3. Settlement of Whippanong Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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