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

Port Oram Community

1860-1895

 
 
Port Oram Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 8, 2015
1. Port Oram Community Marker
Inscription. Settlement, established as port on Morris Canal and Depot on Morris and Essex Railroad. Fostered development of Wharton Furnace. Borough name changed to Wharton in 1902.
 
Erected 1978 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.002′ N, 74° 34.964′ W. Marker is in Wharton, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 North Main Street, Wharton NJ 07885, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morris Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Maryís Church (approx. one mile away); Picatinny Arsenal WW II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Picatinny Arsenal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Stone Academy (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Johnís Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Bridget Smith House (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bridget Smith House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wharton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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