Rockaway in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Switzerland built iron
works here, 1772. He made
ordnance for Washington’s
Army. Furnace closed, 1825.
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
Location. 40° 55.71′ N, 74° 32.561′ W. Marker is in Rockaway, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from 629 Mt. Hope Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockaway NJ 07866, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ford – Faesch Manor House - 1768 (within shouting distance of this marker); Walton Burial Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away); Administration and Research Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cannon Gate (approx. 1.4 miles away); Middle Forge (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Administration and Research Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Naval Commander's Home (approx. 1½ miles away); 600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948) (approx. 1.8 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.