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Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Powder Mill

1776

 
 
Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
1. Powder Mill Marker
Inscription.
New Jersey’s Revolutionary
War powder mill, built near
this site by Jacob Ford, Jr.
in 1776, supplied critically
needed gun powder to the
Continental Troops.

 
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 47.974′ N, 74° 27.756′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Kary Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the woods on the bank of the Whippany River. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Site (here, next to this marker); Constitution Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Acorn Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Acorn Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters
Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
2. Powder Mill Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (was approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Markers/Historic Preservation. Morris County Heritage Commission. (Submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Powder Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
3. Powder Mill Marker
The Whippany River, which provided the powder mill with power, can be seen behind the marker.
Marker as seen from Patriots' Path image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
4. Marker as seen from Patriots' Path
The marker can be reached by following the Patriots’ Path to the Whippany River. The trailhead is located behind Acorn Hall.
Patriot's Path image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 7, 2011
5. Patriot's Path
The Powder Mill marker can be found along the Patriots' Path, which is marked with blue blazes and the PP logo seen here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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