Charles Hewitt

Charles Hewitt (HM2E3)

Location: Trenton, NJ 08609 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 13.153', W 74° 45.357'

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Born Dec. 18, 1824, in New York City.
Early in life he was principal and teacher of mathematics at the grammar school of Columbia College. He left Columbia in 1845 to join the Cooper Iron Works in Trenton. Responsible for various inventions that benefited the iron industry, he developed a process of rolling gun barrels which resulted in the manufacture of the Trenton-Springfield rifle. Active in area business he held an interest in the Trenton Iron Works, New Jersey Steel & Iron Co., Trenton Water Power Co., and the National Pottery Co. In politics he served on the Trenton Common Council, the Trenton Board of Trade and in 1872 in the New Jersey State Senate. As state senator, he was responsible for the creation of the Borough of Chambersburg.
Died Nov. 2, 1879, at his home in Chambersburg at 436 Hamilton Ave.
HM NumberHM2E3
Year Placed1992
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 520765 N 4452117
Decimal Degrees40.21921667, -74.75595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.153', W 74° 45.357'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 9.18" N, 74° 45' 21.42" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 43 S Clinton Ave, Trenton NJ 08609, US
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