Iron

Iron (HM4N0)

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

N 40° 47.652', W 74° 29.297'

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At Morristown, Washington was close to the northern New Jersey iron furnaces of Hibernia, Pompton, Mount Hope and Ringwood. Cannon balls and shells from these furnaces were on frequent order for the Continental Army during much of the Revolution. Firebacks, kitchen implements and iron bars or "pigs" were also produced at these casting works.

During the war, two great chains of large iron links were placed across the Hudson River as an obstruction to British warships. The first was made at nearby Ringwood Furnace and placed at Fort Montgomery. It was replaced by an even larger chain at West Point with links each measuring about 10 by 30 inches.
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HM NumberHM4N0
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Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 543169 N 4516037
Decimal Degrees40.79420000, -74.48828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.652', W 74° 29.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 39.12" N, 74° 29' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 66 Chestnut St, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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