(1828 - 1900)President of the H.W. Merriam Shoe Company, he relocated his factory from New York City to Newton in 1873. The nation's largest producer of ladies' and children's shoes, it was also the largest employer in Sussex County with over 350 employees. Held in high esteem by his workers, Merriam was a pioneer in labor relations: generously distributing part of the profits to employees on his birthday and other holidays, providing loans for his workers to build homes, retirement pensions and paid holidays.
|Series||This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series|
|Placed By||Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 521170 N 4544290|
|Decimal Degrees||41.04956667, -74.74808333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 2.974', W 74° 44.885'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 2' 58.44" N, 74° 44' 53.10" W|
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|Area Code(s)||201, 973, 908, 862|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 55-67 Co Rd 616, Newton NJ 07860, US|
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