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Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads

Village of Waterloo

 
 
Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 21, 2016
1. Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads Marker
Inscription.
Waterloo has been a transportation hub since 1760 when wagons brought pig iron from nearby Andover Furnace to the village’s iron forge.
  When the Morris Canal opened in 1831, horse-drawn wagons brought iron ore to the docks where it was loaded onto the waiting canal boats. In the 1840s, mule-powered rail cars were used instead of the wagons. Later, steam railroads brought freight and passengers to Waterloo Station and stage coaches carried people to the Waterloo Inn and beyond. Twentieth-century motorized vehicles once crossed the canal basin on an iron truss bridge whose abutments are still visible.

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Morris Canal Greenway
The Morris Canal Greenway encompasses part of the historic Morris Canal’s alignment and is a cooperative effort of the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, the Canal Society of New Jersey, the Village of Waterloo and the Friends of the Morris Canal. The Greenway’s purpose is to preserve the remains of the Morris Canal and its associated natural environment, to interpret canal sites to the public and to offer recreational opportunities. As you walk the Greenway, you will see the remains of canal features, including inclined planes, locks, canal bed and historic industries and communities directly related to the Morris Canal’s operation.


 
Location.
Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 21, 2016
2. Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads Marker
40° 54.852′ N, 74° 45.28′ W. Marker is in Stanhope, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Waterloo Valley Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Historic Waterloo Village. Marker is in this post office area: Stanhope NJ 07874, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (a few steps from this marker); The Morris Canal Inclined Planes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Morris Canal 1824-1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); Let This Tablet Honor Them and All Who Live For the Good of the Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterloo, A Canal Town (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cat Swamp Hijacking and Murder (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stanhope, NJ (approx. 2½ miles away); Morris & Essex Line – Netcong Station (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanhope.
 
More about this marker. A photograph on the left side of the marker depicts “The Sussex Railroad bridge fram[ing] a view of Waterloo Village.” Another photo at the upper right includes a caption of “A passenger train pulled by Locomotive No. 978, has just crossed Waterloo Road and the Musconetcong
Marker in Waterloo Village image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 21, 2016
3. Marker in Waterloo Village
bridge on its way to Netcong.”
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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