Dr. Samuel Fowler

Dr. Samuel Fowler (HMHK8)

Location: Franklin, NJ 07416 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 7.33', W 74° 35.772'

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(1779 - 1844)

Dr. Samuel Fowler, born in Newburgh, NY, and came first to Hamburg after medical studies in Philadelphia. He established mills, a blacksmith shop, tannery, and a furnace to process ores from mines owned in Franklin Furnace. He became a noted and respected mineralogist and developed early industrial uses for zinc ore. He discovered the rare mineral Franklinite and its fluorescent qualities that made Franklin minerals famous. He was esteemed as one of the leading scientists in the United States. Dr. Fowler was elected State Senator in 1827, and served in the House of Representatives (1833-1837). Home and mill at this site.
HM NumberHMHK8
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 Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 533897 N 4552397
Decimal Degrees41.12216667, -74.59620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 7.33', W 74° 35.772'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 7' 19.80" N, 74° 35' 46.32" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 69 N Church Rd, Franklin NJ 07416, US
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