Rockaway Environs

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There are four libraries between the County, borough and township:

Rockaway Township Library on Mt Hope Rd

Rockaway Boro library  on Main street

Hibernia Library on Green Pond Road

Morris County Library near Morristown

 

There are a couple of large camps in the township:

Camp Lewis Boy Scout Camp on upper Hibernia Rd that boarders the Farney State Park and Splitrock Reservoir

Blind Camp at end of Timberbrook Rd

 

There are three cemeteries

First Presbyterian Church on Church street in the Boro

Small Cemetery across from Parks Lake (Fox Pond) on Mt Hope road

Marcella Cemetery on Timberbrook Rd

 

Morris County college is a two year college for people who need to “find their way” and not ready for the big leagues yet

 

There are two high schools:

Morris Knolls:  where the cast goes to school.  you either drive to school, take the bus or come by parent.

 there is no other way to school allowed by the administration,

Knolls is close enough to the Boro to play hooky or “run errands for the librarian,

Knolls has two soccer fields, football field, track, tennis courts,

Marching band, football and cheerleading are the most important activities

Morris Hills: the big rival of Knolls, Knolls usually beats Hills

 

There is an abandoned church on Mt Hope Rd (rte 666) near the Tilcon Quarry

And a historic school house

 

Mt Hope has a historic park with trails and mines

 

Parks lake is popular for taking walks (near a cemetery)

 

Split rock reservoir has a shady past- flooded woods, suicides, and good beer parties

 

There is a funeral home on the corner of Keller and Main St in the boro.  Keller ave is filled with cars at least weekly

 

St Clares hospital is in Denville

 

There is a 40 million dollar estate in Marcella –(complete fabrication on my part) next to the Marcella Chapel and the cemetery 

 

The Rockaway Mall is a teen hot spot

As is the AMC theater

 

Hewlett Packard Building on Green Pond are empty and only a church is interested in buying it but is being fought by the town (they want the taxes).

 

Railroad tracks and a river run thru the middle of the boro

 

Java Johnie’s is a popular coffee café in middle of boro

Anthony’s is a popular pizza parlor in middle of boro

 

Renaissance Fairs take place up in NY at Sterling Forest

 

Picatinny Aresenal Army Post boarders Mount Hope

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