Changewater, New Jersey facts for kids
|Changewater, New Jersey|
|Elevation||100 m (400 ft)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||875365|
Changewater is located on the Musconetcong River 2.3 miles (3.7 km) southeast of Washington. The community was named for its location at the confluence of the upper and lower branches of the river.
One of the early iron furnaces in the county—known as the Changewater Forge—was established here in the mid-1700s by Mark Thomson.
During the 1800s, a number of industries were attempted in Changewater, including a tannery, woolen factory, flouring mill, picture frame factory, snuff factory, and distillery.
In 1874, the village consisted of a looking glass and picture framing factory, a store and post office, a grist mill, and eight residences.
By 1918, Changewater had a population of 200, and the A. T. Skerry woolen mill was its only industry.
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