Village of WaterlooPeter Smith was a man of vision. Knowing the Morris Canal was about to build a lock and an inclined plane at the Old Andover Forge site, Smith moved his family to the village and built a general store right on the canal. He and his extended family operated the grist and saw mills, helped build the church and supported the local school. Soon, the village had a store keeper, lock tender, plane tender, school teacher, and other residents. Smith's canal store became the commercial center of the region. High grade iron ore from nearby mines was shipped on the canal and hundreds of boats, loaded with anthracite coal from Pennsylvania, passed through the village. Smith's vision made Waterloo a thriving inland canal port, where boatmen picked up supplies at the store, had their mules shod, and shared news with residents before traveling on.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 520572 N 4529272|
|Decimal Degrees||40.91430000, -74.75570000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 54.858', W 74° 45.342'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 54' 51.48" N, 74° 45' 20.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 Waterloo Valley Rd, Stanhope NJ 07874, US|
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