Rockaway in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Established in 1880 as War Departmentís first official powder depot. Site of 18th century Mt. Hope Ironworks. Major explosion devastated base 1926. Since 1977 major armament research and development center.
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission marker series.
Location. 40° 54.95′ N, 74° 34.874′ W. Marker is in Rockaway, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 15 N and Parker Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 15 N. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockaway NJ 07866, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Picatinny Arsenal WW II Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morris Canal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Port Oram Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Babbit-Mathews House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cannon Gate (approx. 1.4 miles away); Administration and Research Historic District Middle Forge (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Administration and Research Historic District (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Picatinny Arsenal Historical Overview. (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.