Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads Historical

Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads Historical (HM1V9W)

Location: Byram Township, NJ 07821 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 54.852', W 74° 45.28'

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Village of Waterloo

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.
< Sidebar : >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.
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HM NumberHM1V9W
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 520659 N 4529261
Decimal Degrees40.91420000, -74.75466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 54.852', W 74° 45.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 54' 51.12" N, 74° 45' 16.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)973, 908
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Morris Canal, Byram Township NJ 07821, US
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