The Iron Works at Andover

The Iron Works at Andover (HMI52)

Location: Andover, NJ 07821 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 59.361', W 74° 44.557'

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Purchased from a large tract of land belonging to William Penn, William Allen and Joseph Turner started their iron works here in 1760. Slaves and indentured servants were employed to extract and process iron ore to produce fine grade iron. The iron mined here was esteemed as being excellent for production into steel. The mines, forges and furnaces at Andover were confiscated by an Act of the Continental Congress on January 15, 1778 as its owners were loyal to the British Crown. George Washington's encampment at Morristown, New Jersey, was in part to protect these works from falling into British Control. The Iron Master's House, occupied by John Hackett, Allen and Turner's manager, sits above the ravine in which the iron works was located.
HM NumberHMI52
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2003
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 521649 N 4537606
Decimal Degrees40.98935000, -74.74261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 59.361', W 74° 44.557'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 59' 21.66" N, 74° 44' 33.42" W
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Area Code(s)973, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165 Main St, Andover NJ 07821, US
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