West Portal

West Portal (HM16B6)

Location: Asbury, NJ 08802 Hunterdon County
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N 40° 39.767', W 75° 2.04'

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Known as Jugtown for its 1761 "Jug" tavern, became Bethlehem by 1843 & West End by 1880 for its iron works. Named Ferndean & then West Portal by 1888. The 1870's 4900' LVRR tunnel was then the longest in the East.
HM NumberHM16B6
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByHunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 497126 N 4501324
Decimal Degrees40.66278333, -75.03400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.767', W 75° 2.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 46.02" N, 75° 2' 2.40" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128-164 Brunswick Pike, Asbury NJ 08802, US
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