—County of Passaic —(side facing north) On February 24, 1806, Businessman Israel Crane obtained a charter from the State of New Jersey to build a private toll road running from Broadway in Newark to Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike at Pompton in Morris County. He saw that good roads and direct routes were going to be needed to link farms and cities. The portion of Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Wayne would incorporate an existing public road from Colonial times and no tolls could be charged on that segment. Soon the road along the Pompton River was filled with wagons bringing produce and iron from the rural north and west to the markets of Newark and its growing suburbs. The road was acquired by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1889 after Israel Crane's death. General Lafayette used the road on July 14, 1825. The last living Major-General from the American Revolution, he was touring the United States as the nation's guest.
|Placed By||Passaic County Planning Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 561122 N 4532117|
|Decimal Degrees||40.93790000, -74.27391667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 56.274', W 74° 16.435'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 56' 16.44" N, 74° 16' 26.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||201, 973, 862|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 346-356 County Rd 683, Wayne NJ 07470, US|
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