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Wallpack Center, New Jersey
Downtown Wallpack Center
Downtown Wallpack Center
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Sussex
Township Walpack
138 m (453 ft)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 908
GNIS feature ID 881503
Designated: July 17, 1980
Reference #: 80000354

Wallpack Center (also known as Walpack Center) is an unincorporated community located within Walpack Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Wallpack Center is located in the Flat Brook Valley 6.7 miles (10.8 km) west of Branchville. Wallpack Center has a post office with ZIP code 07881.

Wallpack Center was established as a farming community in the mid-1800s. The community, which is located in a rural area, functioned as a service center for the surrounding farms. Due to its isolated location, the community only served farmers within its valley, which could not easily go to other communities for services. In the 1900s, the community declined as larger settlements were able to serve the farms in the region.

The community presently includes the post office, a church, a former school used for storage, and six houses. These buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Wallpack Center Historic District.

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