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West Milford, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
A Soldier’s Lifeline! Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, September 9, 2016
A Soldier’s Lifeline! Marker
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — A Soldier’s Lifeline!
On Ridge Road at Union Valley Road, on the left when traveling north on Ridge Road.
Dedicated to The Military Working Dogs of America Loyal – Loving – Courageous A Soldier’s Lifeline! 2011 — Map (db m97682) WM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Clinton Ironworks
On Clinton Road at Schoolhouse Cove Road, on the right when traveling north on Clinton Road.
The furnace is all that remains of the 19th century ironmaking community that was established by William Jackson in 1826. Representative of New Jersey’s early iron industry, the furnace utilized locally available resources to supply iron for the . . . — Map (db m35062) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Hasenclever Iron Trail
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
Welcome to the Hasenclever Iron Trail. This yellow blazed trail follows, for the most part, a road built over 230 years ago between the ironworks here at Long Pond and those at Ringwood Manor five miles away. Ironmaster Peter Hasenclever was . . . — Map (db m73649) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Long House Ruins
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
      Possible Bunkhouse for single male workers, circa mid 1800s. — Map (db m65942) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Steam Powered Sawmill Remains
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
Circa early 1900s — Map (db m65943) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The Company StorePost Office, Hewitt, New Jersey
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
      The company store was a center of village life for over 160 years, containing not only a wide assortment of merchandise, but also the post office and company bookkeeper’s office.       Purchases at the store were deducted from workers’ . . . — Map (db m65910) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The First Furnace
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
      The stone foundation before you is all that remains of the original iron furnace at Long Pond Ironworks. Built in 1766 by Peter Hasenclever, it was 25 feet tall and could produce 25 tons of iron a week. During the Revolutionary War, iron . . . — Map (db m65913) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The Long Pond IronworksHistoric Village of Hewitt
On Greenwood Lake Turnpike (County Route 511) 0.2 miles east of East Shore Road (County Route 704), on the right when traveling west.
Founded in 1766 by Peter Hasenclever, the Long Pond Ironworks was run by a succession of famous ironmasters, including Robert Erskine, Martin J. Ryerson and Abraham S. Hewitt. The Long Pond furnace, forge and supporting village contributed to the . . . — Map (db m23106) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The Ringwood Furnaces at Hewitt
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
      The outbreak of the Civil War awakened the industrial power of the Northern States. The Cooper & Hewitt Iron Company built the “Gun Metal Furnace” on the Wanaque River in 1862 to supply iron for the manufacture of rifles and . . . — Map (db m65912) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Water Power
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
      In 1882, these waterwheels, the last of many at Long Pond Ironworks, were constructed to harness the power of the Wanaque River, the only natural drainage from Long Pond (Greenwood Lake). The water was carried from the waterfall upriver to . . . — Map (db m65938) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Water Wheel Pit1873
On Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
      Abandoned project to replace two lower water wheels with one water wheel twice their size. — Map (db m65940) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Weighing Scale Remains
Near Greenwood Lake Turnpike, on the right when traveling west.
      Mainly for weighing incoming iron ore and outgoing iron pigs.       Circa mid 1800s — Map (db m65911) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — West Milford Township Veterans Monument
On Union Valley Road at Ridge Road, on the right when traveling north on Union Valley Road.
This Memorial is Gratefully Dedicated By The Citizens of West Milford Township In Solemn Tribute to Those Who Gallantly Fought And Served in All Conflicts That Challenged Our Cherished Liberty and Rights as Free People These Veterans Gave . . . — Map (db m97680) WM

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