Lost Hamlet of Byram

Lost Hamlet of Byram, Byram (2021)

In this area, along the Morris Canal’s towpath, and on Allamuchy Mountain are the remains of the Hamlet of Byram, an example of mid-19th century industrialization. Along the towpath are the footings of a footbridge over the canal, a storehouse foundation, c.1834, and Stourport, the Hamlets’ shipping port. In 1860, the Hamlet included several dwellings, a mansion (Frenches Castle), a boarding house for workers, an acid works, a saw mill, a flax factory, a weaver, and several stores. The Waterloo Railroad Station at the junction of Sussex Railroad with Morris and Essex Railroad was accessible across the Musconetcong River.

Erected by the Byram Township Historical Society and the Board of Sussex County Commissioners.