The Cannon Gate

The Cannon Gate (HMGZG)

Location: Dover, NJ 07801 Morris County
Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.054', W 74° 34.088'

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In this vicinity was the original entrance to the 'Picatinny Powder Depot.' In 1885, five years after this post's establishment, Major J.P. Farley, the second Commander (1883-87) had erected these wrought iron gates constructed around Columbiads, coastal defense guns. This portal demarked the main entrance until 1941 and over the years came to be known as 'The Cannon Gate.' The remnants of the fence forming the original boundary of this Federal reservation is 'blue pudding stone,' a quartz conglomerate. The thoroughfare leading from 'Union Turnpike' (Route 15) to this gate was called 'Government Road.'
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HM NumberHMGZG
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Placed ByU.S. Army Armament Research and Development Center (ARDC) Historical Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 536356 N 4531546
Decimal Degrees40.93423333, -74.56813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.054', W 74° 34.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 3.24" N, 74° 34' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)973, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105-179 Parker Rd, Dover NJ 07801, US
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