Amity School

Amity School (HMHJU)

Location: Byram Township, NJ 07821 Sussex County
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N 40° 59.202', W 74° 39.962'

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The Amity School was built in 1840, and in continuous use until June 1936. When it was built, Byram Township included part of current Sparta Township, and all of Stanhope and Hopatcong Boroughs. Stanhope Road did not reach from Green Road to Tomahawk Lake. Students came from areas now known as Tomahawk Lake, Seneca Lake, Byram Cove, Bear Pond and Lackawanna Road. The building was sold in 1940 to William Roleson, then to Katherine Spranger Riker, whose son William is the present owner. Students filled Amity School, due to local industries; farming, mining, and producing charcoal and railroad ties.
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2006
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 528092 N 4537334
Decimal Degrees40.98670000, -74.66603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 59.202', W 74° 39.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 59' 12.12" N, 74° 39' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)973, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 394-398 Co Rd 671, Byram Township NJ 07821, US
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