The Lafayette Foundry

The Lafayette Foundry (HMI50)

Location: Lafayette Township, NJ 07848 Sussex County
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N 41° 5.886', W 74° 41.345'

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On this site stood the LaFayette Foundry, built in 1836 by Alexander Boyles. This operation employed many laborers and the success of the industry resulted in the sale of building lots along Union Turnpike (now Route 15) by Joseph Northrup, Jr. and Mr. & Mrs. John Cummins. This growth contributed to the establishment of Lafayette by the N.J. State Legislature on March 20, 1845. By the 1850 Census population grew to 927. Thereafter, the foundry business and population declined. The building was used as an apartment house prior to being razed in 1900. Population then was 717.
HM NumberHMI50
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2007
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 526109 N 4549693
Decimal Degrees41.09810000, -74.68908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 5.886', W 74° 41.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 5' 53.16" N, 74° 41' 20.70" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 NJ-15, Lafayette Township NJ 07848, US
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