Jericho, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Jericho, New Jersey
Jericho Hotel, circa 1890
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||877447|
Originally called "Gravelly Run", the settlement began to flourish in 1680 when John Brick purchased 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land bordering Stow Creek, and erected sawmills and gristmills. The Jericho Hotel was built, and in 1818, a distillery located in Jericho was converted into a woolen factory.
The geologic area around Jericho contains Miocene epoch marl, and it is rich with fossils. In the early 1800s, farmers near Jericho began using the mudlike marl found along Stow Creek as fertilizer, and commercial marl pits were built.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jericho
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed December 28, 2014.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jericho Pond
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jericho Pond Dam
- Harrison, Charles (2013). Cumberland County, New Jersey: 265 Years of History. History Press. pp. 144, 145.
- Shourds, Thomas (1876). History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony, New Jersey. G.F. Nixon. p. 165.
- Dana, James Dwight (1880). Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special Reference to American Geological History. Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor and Company. p. 495.
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