Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Cannon Gate
Erected by U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Center (ARDC) Historical Office.
Location. 40° 56.054′ N, 74° 34.088′ W. Marker is in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Parker Road and First Avenue and Bott Road, on the right when traveling north on Parker Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on Federal property. A Visitor Pass is required from Picatinny Arsenal to view historic marker(s) on the U.S. Army Garrison site. Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured Administration and Research Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middle Forge (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Administration and Research Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Walton Burial Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); 600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948) (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Babbit-Mathews House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mount Hope (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ford – Faesch Manor House - 1768 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Picatinny Arsenal.
More about this marker. While the actual year the marker was erected is currently unknown, we can deduce from the erecting organization that it was 1986 or earlier. In 1986, the Army ordered all its R&D centers to recognize their engineering role and change the name from ARDC (as noted on the marker) to ARDEC, the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Regarding The Cannon Gate. Picatinnyís Cannon Gate, one of the most recognizable and enduring symbols of Picatinny Arsenal.
Also see . . . Cannon Gate goes south. This article outlines removing the gate for restoration efforts. Of note, the article mentions the gate has (Submitted on December 18, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2009, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2009, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.