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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stanhope, New Jersey
Location of Stanhope, New Jersey
► Sussex County (83) ► Morris County (379) ► Passaic County (126) ► Warren County (121) ► Orange County, New York (476) ► Monroe County, Pennsylvania (81) ► Pike County, Pennsylvania (53)
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| Two hundred years ago, here at Andover Forge, and throughout the State of New Jersey, the Irish settlers, who formed one third of Washington’s army, fulfilled their vision of freedom through their participation in the Revolutionary War. . . . — — Map (db m99031) HM|
|The hydraulic – powered inclined plane system of the Morris Canal. Presented 1980 — — Map (db m99035) HM|
|Stanhope was a major port of commerce on the Morris Canal in Sussex County, enabling the expansion of the ironworks industry. The Morris Canal, a man-made engineering achievement, operated 1831-1924, and linked the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, . . . — — Map (db m27299) HM|
| The Morris Canal was an engineering marvel of its time. A system of 23 lift locks and 23 inclined planes enabled the canal to overcome more elevation change than any other transportation canal ever built. Large changes in elevation were . . . — — Map (db m99051) HM|
| The inclined planes of the Morris Canal solved a major engineering problem. The canal route had to overcome 1,674 feet of elevation change across New Jersey. The route was chosen for access to the state’s iron industry and to utilize the . . . — — Map (db m99054) HM|
| Peter Smith was a man of vision. Knowing the Morris Canal was about to build a lock and an inclined plane at the Old Andover Forge site, Smith moved his family to the village and built a general store right on the canal. He and his extended . . . — — Map (db m99034) HM|
| 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 . . . — — Map (db m99053) HM|