(1779 - 1844)Dr. Samuel Fowler, born in Newburgh, NY, and came first to Hamburg after medical studies in Philadelphia. He established mills, a blacksmith shop, tannery, and a furnace to process ores from mines owned in Franklin Furnace. He became a noted and respected mineralogist and developed early industrial uses for zinc ore. He discovered the rare mineral Franklinite and its fluorescent qualities that made Franklin minerals famous. He was esteemed as one of the leading scientists in the United States. Dr. Fowler was elected State Senator in 1827, and served in the House of Representatives (1833-1837). Home and mill at this site.
|Series||This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series|
|Placed By||Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 533897 N 4552397|
|Decimal Degrees||41.12216667, -74.59620000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 7.33', W 74° 35.772'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 7' 19.80" N, 74° 35' 46.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 69 N Church Rd, Franklin NJ 07416, US|
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