The Alarm Beacon

The Alarm Beacon (HM4N4)

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

N 40° 47.608', W 74° 29.301'

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The alarm beacon was a huge pyramid-shaped structure of logs and brush usually placed on a prominent hilltop. In case of enemy invasion or other emergency situations, it was to be set on fire to notify militiamen to go to preselected meeting places and prepare for response to the alarm.

Instructions for building alarm beacons in New Jersey during 1779 required that they should be "?made of Logs intermixed with Brush square at Bottom about sixteen feet & to Diminish as they rise like a pyramid & should be 18 or 20 feet high."
HM NumberHM4N4
Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 543164 N 4515956
Decimal Degrees40.79346667, -74.48835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.608', W 74° 29.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 36.48" N, 74° 29' 18.06" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76 Chestnut St, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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