Joseph Sharp's Iron Works

Joseph Sharp's Iron Works (HMHKE)

Location: Hamburg, NJ 07419 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 8.789', W 74° 34.638'

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In 1768, Joseph Sharp erected a forge and furnace on the Wallkill River. The village around the Sharp Iron Works became known as Sharpsborough, later becoming Hamburg. Due to the expensive nature of the venture and competing forges, Sharp abandoned the property in 1774. Stephen Ford used it to secretly produce cannonballs for the British during the American Revolution. After reclaiming the property, Joseph Sharp Jr. built the stone grist mill in 1808. Sharp's mill provided the flour for the American troops of the War of 1812. The mill continued to serve the needs of the agricultural community of Sussex County.
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
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 2:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 535470 N 4555104
Decimal Degrees41.14648333, -74.57730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 8.789', W 74° 34.638'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 8' 47.34" N, 74° 34' 38.28" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 52 Gingerbread Castle Rd, Hamburg NJ 07419, US
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