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Pohatcong Township in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pohatcong

Warren County, NJ

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, March 23, 2012
1. Pohatcong Marker
Inscription. The original inhabitants of the Lower Musconetcong Valley were the Leni Lenape, who arrived here about 10 thousand years ago.

Their campsites & farms dotted the valley and they annually burned off the meadow to maintain grasslands for hunting.

The first white occupation dates to about 1720 & by the mid 1700's the Lenape had left Lower Pohatcong due to being adversely affected by their contact with European settlement.
 
Erected by Pohatcong Twp. Historical Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 40° 38.01′ N, 75° 8.092′ W. Marker is in Pohatcong Township, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Riegelsville - Warren Glen Road (County Route 519) just north of Milford-Warren Glen Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomsbury NJ 08804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pohatcong Township Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Shackletown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pohatcong Township Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Springtown (approx. 1.2 miles

Pohatcong Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 23, 2012
2. Pohatcong Marker
away); Hughesville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Coles Grist Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jersey Central Lines (approx. 1.6 miles away); Seigletown (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2013, by Sharon K Smith of Warren Glen, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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