Haskell, New Jersey

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Haskell, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
Haskell, New Jersey is located in Passaic County, New Jersey
Haskell, New Jersey
Haskell, New Jersey
Haskell's location in Passaic County (Inset: Passaic County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 41°01′42″N 74°17′46″W / 41.02833°N 74.29611°W / 41.02833; -74.29611Coordinates: 41°01′42″N 74°17′46″W / 41.02833°N 74.29611°W / 41.02833; -74.29611
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyPassaic
Elevation230 ft (70 m)
ZIP code07420
GNIS feature ID0876987[1]
 
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Haskell, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
Haskell, New Jersey is located in Passaic County, New Jersey
Haskell, New Jersey
Haskell, New Jersey
Haskell's location in Passaic County (Inset: Passaic County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 41°01′42″N 74°17′46″W / 41.02833°N 74.29611°W / 41.02833; -74.29611Coordinates: 41°01′42″N 74°17′46″W / 41.02833°N 74.29611°W / 41.02833; -74.29611
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyPassaic
Elevation230 ft (70 m)
ZIP code07420
GNIS feature ID0876987[1]

Haskell is an unincorporated community located within Wanaque Borough, in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. Haskell was formed in 1898 as a company town for a smokeless powder mill of the Laflin & Rand Powder Company. The town was named for Laflin & Rand company president Jonathan Haskell. The Haskell powder mill manufactured the W.A. .30 caliber smokeless powder used in United States Army service rifles until 1908.[2] Laflin & Rand was purchased by DuPont in 1902,[3] and the powder mill ceased operations in 1926.[2] The area is served by the United States Postal Service as part of ZIP Code 07420. The community is located in suburban Northern New Jersey.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07420 was 4,767.

Points of Interest[edit]

Elks Camp Moore- an Elks accredited summer overnight camp for children with special needs. The camp was founded in 1971 and includes many activities for the children such as a swimming pool, three playgrounds, a small playing field, a recreation hall, and other rooms that house other fun activities. The campers stay for one week from Sunday until Saturday. Each week, 75 campers attend the camp. The camp is wheelchair accessible since handicapped children also attend the camp. People consider Camp Moore, the "Miracle on the Mountain". The camp is located high on top of a mountain overlooking Route 287, bordering both Haskell and Wanaque. Admission is free for the campers, and the camp is funded in part by local New Jersey Elks lodges. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haskell". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b Sharpe, Philip B. Complete Guide to Handloading 3rd Edition (1953) Funk & Wagnalls pp.147-149
  3. ^ "Laflin & Rand Powder Company". DuPont. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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