Layton, New Jersey

Layton, New Jersey (HM14ZM)

Location: Sandyston, NJ 07826 Sussex County
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N 41° 12.97', W 74° 49.544'

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Layton, once known as Laytons, was originally named Centreville. This village was settled by John Layton in the early 1800's. The first business here was owned by blacksmith Simeon Fisher, followed by Abraham Bell who established a carpenter's shop and tavern. "Squire" Layton opened a store here in 1835. The Centreville M.E. Church was incorporated on Feb. 16, 1828. Elizabeth (Shay) Faurot was the first interred in the adjoining churchyard in 1831. John B. Layton petitioned the U.S. Postal Service at Washington, D.C. in 1861 for mail delivery. The U.S. Postal Service named this village Laytons in his honor, and eventually changed the name to Layton. All of the township's one-room schools were closed in 1940 and the Sandyston School opened. In 1950, Sandyston and Walpack districts merged and formed the Sandyston-Walpack School.
HM NumberHM14ZM
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDonated by the Sandyston Township Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 514608 N 4562768
Decimal Degrees41.21616667, -74.82573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 12.97', W 74° 49.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 12' 58.20" N, 74° 49' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-126 Tuttles Corner Dingmans Rd, Sandyston NJ 07826, US
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