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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West Portal, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hunterdon County, NJ (365) Mercer County, NJ (430) Morris County, NJ (410) Somerset County, NJ (165) Warren County, NJ (125) Bucks County, PA (270)  HunterdonCounty(365) Hunterdon County (365)  MercerCounty(430) Mercer County (430)  MorrisCounty(410) Morris County (410)  SomersetCounty(165) Somerset County (165)  WarrenCounty(125) Warren County (125)  BucksCountyPennsylvania(270) Bucks County (270)
Flemington is the county seat for Hunterdon County
West Portal is in Hunterdon County
      Hunterdon County (365)  
ADJACENT TO HUNTERDON COUNTY
      Mercer County (430)  
      Morris County (410)  
      Somerset County (165)  
      Warren County (125)  
      Bucks County, Pennsylvania (270)  
 
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1 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, West Portal — Bethlehem Township Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Township of Bethlehem, who served their country in all wars and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.Map (db m22520) HM
2 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, West Portal — Hannah's Rock
Said to be the largest uncovered rock in the state. Named for land owner Hannah Quick. Legend says that during the Revolution, a shoemaker & ladder maker lived and worked their trades in a cave beneath.Map (db m62291) HM
3 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, West Portal — Huczko Memorial FieldsOur September 11, 2001 Hero
This plaque commemorates the memory of Stephen Huczko. A man who dedicated his life to his family, his friends and his community. His spirit will live here and in our hearts forever.Map (db m30499) WM
4 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, West Portal — Musconetcong Reported missing
Indian name adopted for mountain and stream. The railroad tunnel built in 1872–1875 was the longest in Eastern United States.Map (db m17880) HM
5 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, West Portal — Swayze Mine
West Portal Mines, Inc. mined magnetite here, producing over 250,000 tons of ore a year from 1939 to 1943. Rock dumps still remain, along with some building ruins.Map (db m16701) HM
6 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, West Portal — West Portal
Known as Jugtown for its 1761 "Jug" tavern, became Bethlehem by 1843 & West End by 1880 for its iron works. Named Ferndean & then West Portal by 1888. The 1870's 4900' LVRR tunnel was then the longest in the East.Map (db m62290) HM
7 New Jersey, Hunterdon County, West Portal — West Portal Methodist Church
Built in 1849, remodeled in 1876. Earlier, the congregation met in a nearby private home.Map (db m16745) HM
 
 
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Apr. 15, 2024