The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land (HM4MK)

Location: Morristown, NJ 07960 Morris County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.636', W 74° 29.27'

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The Watchung Mountains belong to a chain of ridges running from New Brunswick to West Point. They shielded the army from the British in New York City and helped protect the roads from Philadelphia to New England by way of West Point.

Located in a long valley west of the mountains, Morristown became an army supply center. Connecting roads brought in supplies from the surrounding region. Local rivers powered iron forges, grist mills, sawmills, and a gunpowder mill; all providing essential supplies for the army.
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HM NumberHM4MK
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Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 543207 N 4516008
Decimal Degrees40.79393333, -74.48783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.636', W 74° 29.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 38.16" N, 74° 29' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Washington Pl, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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