The Lenape Village of Pelouesse
Pelouesse was also located on a branch of the Lenape trail across Musconetcong Mountain, called the Malayelick Trail. This name derived from the Lenape words maheles, meaning "flint", and elek, meaning "as it happens (occurs)". The limestone of the Musconetcong Valley has significant amounts of chert which was used to make flint arrowheads, spear points, knives, and scrapers. These products were important trade items. The Malayelick Trail reached to where Trenton is today to the south, and to where Phillipsburg is today to the west.
Erected 2011 by Musconetcong River Management Council and
Location. 40° 42.65′ N, 74° 58.08′ W. Marker is in Hampton, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker can be reached from Valley Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Hampton Boro Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton NJ 08827, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hampton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dusenbery Mansion House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Hampton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Major General Daniel Morgan (approx. ĺ mile away); General Daniel Morgan (approx. ĺ mile away); St. Annís Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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