Stanhope in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Let This Tablet Honor Them and All Who Live For the Good of the Community
Two hundred years ago, here at Andover Forge, and throughout the State of New Jersey, the Irish settlers, who formed one third of Washington’s army, fulfilled their vision of freedom through their participation in the Revolutionary War.
Here, in peace, they contributed their skill in engineering and construction toward the creation of the Morris Canal for the economic expansion of their adopted country, using the well documented canal experience of their homeland.
Presented in the Bicentennial Village of Waterloo to the Honorable Brendan Bryne, Governor of New Jersey, by Princess Grace of Monaco, International Chairman of the Irish American Cultural Institute.
Dr. Eoin McKiernan, President Neil S. Sullivan, Sr., Director
January 18, 1975
Erected 1975 by Irish American Cultural Institute.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Morris Canal series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanhope NJ 07874, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waterloo, A Canal Town (a few steps from this marker); The Morris Canal 1824-1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); The Morris Canal Inclined Planes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cat Swamp Hijacking and Murder (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stanhope, NJ (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site Of Toll Gate (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanhope.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.