Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (HMRAL)

Location: Lebanon, NJ 08801 Hunterdon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 39.057', W 74° 51.686'

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In 1913, the State of New Jersey acquired 747 acres to establish a farm colony to treat the mentally ill. During World War I, inmates from the reformatory at Rahway farmed the property to provide emergency food supplies for the war effort. After the war, the property was used for various purposes, including a labor camp during construction of State Highway 28. Construction of the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility began in 1926 and the juvenile facility, originally named "Annandale Farms" opened in 1929. Designed as a "farm school", the correctional facility included a dairy farm, orchard and greenhouses where young men gained skills in all aspects of farming.
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByHunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511714 N 4500019
Decimal Degrees40.65095000, -74.86143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.057', W 74° 51.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 3.42" N, 74° 51' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53 Petticoat Ln, Lebanon NJ 08801, US
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