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Morris County, New Jersey's seventh largest county, nestles amid rolling hills, broad valleys and glittering lakes in the center of Northern New Jersey. Rich in historic lore and tradition, the county is know as the "Military Capital of the American Revolution". Hills and valleys that run east-west, with rocky outcroppings as high as 1,000 feet above sea level, have long hindered transportation from north to south.
Fort Nonsense - In May 1777 this hill swarmed with activity as soldiers dug trenches and raised embankments. George Washington ordered the crest fortified as it strategically overlooked Morristown. The earthworks became known as Fort Nonsense because of a later legend that it had been built only to keep the troops occupied.
A lot of the iron used in the Revolution was processed at the furnaces in Morristown. Much of the gun powder used by the Continental army was made at Jacob Ford's powder mill. General George Washington selected Morristown for his army's winter quarters in 1777 and again in 1779-1780. There is a National Historical Park now at the location.
Since the turn of the century, the character of industry in Morris County has changed from iron mining to research, pharmaceuticals and light manufacturing. In the same period, the character of the land itself has changed from agricultural to residential. Beautiful homes and gardens predominate, both in housing developments, many of them located on the estates of former millionaires, to small country estates.