Historic Newark-Pompton Turnpike

Historic Newark-Pompton Turnpike (HM1Z6J)

Location: Wayne, NJ 07470 Passaic County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.274', W 74° 16.435'

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Established 1806

—County of Passaic —

(side facing north) On February 24, 1806, Businessman Israel Crane obtained a charter from the State of New Jersey to build a private toll road running from Broadway in Newark to Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike at Pompton in Morris County. He saw that good roads and direct routes were going to be needed to link farms and cities. The portion of Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Wayne would incorporate an existing public road from Colonial times and no tolls could be charged on that segment. Soon the road along the Pompton River was filled with wagons bringing produce and iron from the rural north and west to the markets of Newark and its growing suburbs. The road was acquired by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1889 after Israel Crane's death. General Lafayette used the road on July 14, 1825. The last living Major-General from the American Revolution, he was touring the United States as the nation's guest.
HM NumberHM1Z6J
Year Placed2015
Placed ByPassaic County Planning Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 561122 N 4532117
Decimal Degrees40.93790000, -74.27391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.274', W 74° 16.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 16.44" N, 74° 16' 26.1" W
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Area Code(s)201, 973, 862
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 346-356 County Rd 683, Wayne NJ 07470, US
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