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July 23, 2013

Historic Speedwell | Morristown, New Jersey

Speedwell Village


Historic Speedwell

 

Historic Speedwell is a beautiful 7.5 acre park which includes the former Speedwell Ironworks and Speedwell Village, in historic Morristown, NJ.  

 

This is the place where the first electric telegraph was demonstrated. 

 

Before the Internet, before television, before radio, and even before the telephone – the telegraph eventually allowed a way to almost instantly transmit messages across the country and even overseas. This is one of the most critical inventions – ever! 

 

Stephen Vail was the proprietor of the Speedwell Ironworks. Stephen Vail’s son, Alfred, helped Samuel Morse perfect the telegraph.

 

The village included The Granary, Moses Estey House, Ford Cottage, and the Wheel House.  Here is a wonderful article about this place from Jersey Through History:

 

Jersey Through History: Historic Speedwell & Speedwell Ironworks

 

Also read this:

 

A Forgotten History: Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse

 

You may also wish to read about Fosterfields - A Living Historical Farm, Part 1 

 

Speedwell Village
Speedwell Village
The Vails
Speedwell Ironworks
Telegraphs
Telegraphs
Speedwell Village


 

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Historic Speedwell | Morristown, New Jersey

July 23, 2013