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West Portal, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
Bethlehem Township Veterans Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Alan Edelson, September 1, 2009
Bethlehem Township Veterans Memorial
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
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
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), West Portal — Musconetcong
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
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
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
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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