The Historic Community of Raritan Landing

The Historic Community of Raritan Landing (HM1ZEE)

Location: Piscataway Township, NJ 08512 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 30.65', W 74° 27.752'

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A small port town called Raritan Landing thrived here between 1710 and 1870. Centered on the intersection of River Road and Landing Lane, Raritan Landing grew to include approximately 100 people and some 70 structures by the 1740s.During the Revolutionary War, the town suffered through occupation by British and Hessian (German) soldiers (1776-1777). Although the town recovered and prospered, more favorable shipping locations led to its demise in the 1870s.Transportation and infrastructure improvements in the late 20th century prompted the rediscovery of this lost community. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of many structures and personal belongings.
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Date Added Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 545534 N 4484595
Decimal Degrees40.51083333, -74.46253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.65', W 74° 27.752'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 39" N, 74° 27' 45.12" W
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Area Code(s)609, 732
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Johnson Dr, Piscataway Township NJ 08512, US
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