Watnong Mountain

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Watnong Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)  NGVD 29 [1]
Coordinates 40°50′56″N74°29′35″W / 40.8489884°N 74.4929333°W / 40.8489884; -74.4929333 Coordinates: 40°50′56″N74°29′35″W / 40.8489884°N 74.4929333°W / 40.8489884; -74.4929333 [2]
Geography
Location Morris County, New Jersey, U.S.
Topo map USGS Morristown
Climbing
Easiest route Road

Watnong Mountain is a mountain in Morris County, New Jersey. The major peak rises to 965 feet (294 m). It is located in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township and overlooks Morris Plains to the east. It is part of the New York–New Jersey Highlands of the Reading Prong.[ citation needed ]

Morris County, New Jersey County in New Jersey

Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population was 492,276, up from the 470,212 at the 2000 Census, As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 499,693, making it the state's 10th-most populous county, and marking a 1.5% increase from 2010. The county is part of the New York Metropolitan Area, and its county seat is Morristown. The most populous place was Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, with 53,238 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Rockaway Township covered 45.55 square miles (118.0 km2), the largest total area of any municipality.

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Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey Township in New Jersey

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References

  1. Verified elevation from USGS topographic map Morristown
  2. "Watnong Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2008-12-07.