Walpack Center in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Delaware River forms the western boundary and the Old Mine Road, supposedly built by Dutch miners before 1664, traverses the township.
Anna Symmes, Mother-in-law of President William Henry Harrison, is buried in the Old Shapanack cemetery.
In 1757 Jonathan Hampton constructed this road through the village to connect Elizabethtown and Morristown with Fort Shapanack for military supplies during the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars.
Two early ferries, Decker and Rosenkrans, operated between Walpack bend and Pennsylvania.
Wallpack Township is the oldest municipality in Sussex County.
Erected 2007 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
Location. 41° 9.473′ N, 74° 52.703′ W. Marker is in Walpack Center, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Main Street near Walpack Flatbrook Road (Old County Road 615), on the left when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Layton NJ 07851, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bevans, New Jersey (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Village of Bevans (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dingman's Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Stokes State Forest (approx. 4.7 miles away); Layton, New Jersey (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Mine Road (approx. 6.6 miles away); Branchville, NJ (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sussex County Public Safety Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
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