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West Portal in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Portal

 
 
West Portal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, January 1, 2013
1. West Portal Marker
Inscription.  Known as Jugtown for its 1761 "Jug" tavern, became Bethlehem by 1843 & West End by 1880 for its iron works. Named Ferndean & then West Portal by 1888. The 1870's 4900' LVRR tunnel was then the longest in the East.
 
Erected 2012 by Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1761.
 
Location. 40° 39.767′ N, 75° 2.04′ W. Marker is in West Portal, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Brunswick Pike and Asbury-West Portal Road, on the left when traveling east on Brunswick Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury NJ 08802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethlehem Township Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hannah's Rock (approx. half a mile away); West Portal Methodist Church
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Jersey Barriers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jugtown Mountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Huczko Memorial Fields (approx. one mile away); Tower Hill Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bellewood Park (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Portal.
 
West Portal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, January 1, 2013
2. West Portal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2013, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2013, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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