West Milford in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Long Pond Ironworks
Historic Village of Hewitt
Long Pond was the colonial name for Greenwood Lake, the source of water power for the 18th- and 19th- century iron-smelting complex.
The Long Pond Ironworks Historic District is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Erected by The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks, The North Jersey District Water Supply Commission and The Hackensack Water Company.
Location. 41° 8.518′ N, 74° 18.696′ W. Marker is in West Milford, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Greenwood Lake Turnpike (County Route 511) 0.2 miles east of East Shore Road (County Route 704), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. From Route 287 take exit 57. Follow Skyline Drive to Route 511 (Greenwood Lake Turnpike).
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Long House Ruins (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steam Powered Sawmill Remains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weighing Scale Remains (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Company Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hasenclever Iron Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ringwood Furnaces at Hewitt (approx. ¼ mile away); Water Power (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Milford.
Regarding The Long Pond Ironworks. The site of the old iron works is listed as DMS 41° 08’ 27.55” N 74° 18' 33.22" W
Also see . . .
1. Long Pond Ironworks photo gallery. (Submitted on October 8, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.)
2. Long Pond Ironworks. org. (Submitted on October 8, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.)
1. West Milford, NJ
West Milford is one of New Jersey's largest communities covering an area of 80 square miles and situated on the Passaic County, NJ and Orange County, NY State border. West Milford includes the communities of Hewitt and Awosting. It is known for the water recreation afforded by Greenwood Lake.
In 1972 Warner Brothers opened Jungle Habitat adjacent to the West Milford (Nariobi) Airport just west of the Long Pond Ironworks. Although it drew 500,000 visitors in the first year of operation the park closed by 1976. The remoteness of its location most likely added to its demise.
— Submitted October 8, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.
Additional keywords. West Milford,New Jersey, Monks Dam
Categories. • Colonial Era • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 12, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 8, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.