Newfoundland, New Jersey

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Newfoundland, New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey is located in Passaic County, New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Newfoundland's location in Passaic County (Inset: Passaic County in New Jersey)
Newfoundland, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Newfoundland, New Jersey is located in the United States
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Newfoundland, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°02′47″N 74°26′07″W / 41.04639°N 74.43528°W / 41.04639; -74.43528Coordinates: 41°02′47″N 74°26′07″W / 41.04639°N 74.43528°W / 41.04639; -74.43528
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMorris and Passaic
TownshipJefferson and West Milford
Elevation
761 ft (232 m)
ZIP code
07435
Area code(s)973 Exchange: 697
GNIS feature ID0878781[1]
Newfoundland Train Station, used in the filming of The Station Agent in 2003. (41°02′55″N 74°26′40″W / 41.04861°N 74.44444°W / 41.04861; -74.44444 (Newfoundland Station))

Newfoundland (/njˈfndlənd/) is an unincorporated community located within both West Milford Township in Passaic County and Jefferson Township in Morris County, in New Jersey, United States.[2] It is located along Route 23 and is the mailing address of Green Pond, a private lake in Rockaway Township.

Newfoundland was a popular resort destination at the turn of the 20th century. Several resort hotels including Brown's Hotel and Idylease Inn relied on the railroad to bring guests for the resort season. The New Jersey Midland Railway developed the Newfoundland station in 1872. New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway provided passenger service until the 20th century and stills travels through the area carrying freight. The 2003 independent film The Station Agent was set and filmed largely in Newfoundland, with the train station featured in the film.[3] Newfoundland is also the home of a nationwide food waste program called AmpleHarvest.org. AmpleHarvest.org was launched in 2009 to end hunger and food waste by helping millions of gardeners nationwide donate excess food to thousands of local food pantries. The program came out of a local program that started donating food from its community garden to food pantries in Newfoundland and other nearby areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newfoundland". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy. "N.J. on Netflix: Stay out of the cold and under the covers with this hometown playlist", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, January 14, 2016. Accessed June 29, 2017. "The Station Agent (2003, rated R, 1 hour 29 min.) Before Mendham actor Peter Dinklage was Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones he was Finbar McBride, a man living in an abandoned Jersey train station, on a quest to live as a hermit in The Station Agent. The movie filmed in Jersey, too -- locations include Newfoundland in Passaic County, Lake Hopatcong, Hibernia, Rockaway, Dover and Hoboken."

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