Casper Shafer

Casper Shafer (HMHK7)

Location: Newton, NJ 07860 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 2.035', W 74° 52.503'

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(1712 - 1784)

Casper Shafer, a German emigrant settled this area circa 1742. By 1750, he built this stone house, later fortifying it with a stockade during the French and Indian War. His first grist mill, built 1743, was located upstream, replacing it in 1764 with a larger structure at the present site. This profitable enterprise shipped goods by flatboat down the Paulinskill and Delaware Rivers to Philadelphia. The mill rebuilt in 1844 after a fire was the last operating grist mill in New Jersey. A strong supporter of American Independence, Shafer was one of three delegates from Sussex County to serve in New Jersey's first legislative assemblies (1776-1779).
HM NumberHMHK7
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2004
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 510503 N 4542529
Decimal Degrees41.03391667, -74.87505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.035', W 74° 52.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 2.10" N, 74° 52' 30.18" W
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Area Code(s)201, 973, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 920-926 Main St, Newton NJ 07860, US
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