Near Pittstown, Franklin Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Capoolong Creek Trail
Pittstown Branch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
The Pittstown rail line branch was completed with the man power of 100 men over 3 months in 1891. The Pittstown Station open in July of 1891. Peaches and peach basket production flourished here in Pittstown and throughout all of Hunterdon County. At the other end of this trail was the passenger station at Landsdown on the busy Lehigh Valley main line. Across from the Landsdown train station was the Lehigh Valley Railroad's Clinton branch, which was 1.5 mile long. In comparison to 4 daily trains on the Pittstown branch, the Clinton branch
Erected by N.J. State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Location. 40° 35.965′ N, 74° 55.395′ W. Marker is near Pittstown, Franklin Township, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Sidney Road (County Road 617) just north of Lower Kingtown Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittstown NJ 08867, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. August Wilhelm Knispel (approx. half a mile away); Lehigh Valley Railroad Three Story Station House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Buck (approx. one mile away); Colonel Charles Stewart House (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Stewart Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Milky Way Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bethlehem Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); King's Manor (approx. 1.4 miles away).
More about this marker. There is another similar marker with the same text at the intersection of Lower Kingtown Road and Upper Kingtown Road.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. The Most Historic Sites in Franklin Township - Pittstown Branch Railroad. Each year the students in the fourth grade at Franklin Township School write about the most historic site in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. This page is for the essays written about the Pittstown Branch Railroad. (Submitted on January 6, 2010.)
2. The Most Historic Sites in Franklin Township - Capoolon Creek. And this one has essays about the Capoolon Creek. (Submitted on January 6, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2010, by David Goessling of High Bridge, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then. Last updated on July 21, 2010, by David Goessling of High Bridge, New Jersey. Photos: 1. submitted on January 6, 2010, by David Goessling of High Bridge, New Jersey. 2. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.