Picatinny Arsenal

Wharton, New Jersey

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The Picatinny Arsenal is an American military research and manufacturing facility located on 6,400 acres of land in Jefferson Township and Rockaway Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States, encompassing Picatinny Lake and Lake Denmark. The Arsenal is the headquarters of the United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. It is known for inventing the ubiquitous Picatinny rail, as well as being the Army's center of expertise for small arms cartridge ammunition. The facility was founded in 1880 as the Picatinny Powder Depot. Soon afterward, the Navy acquired a portion of the arsenal to establish the Lake Denmark Powder Depot, later known as Lake Denmark Naval Ammunition Depot.[1] It manufactured gunpowder until after World War I, at which time the facility also began producing heavy munitions and grew more involved in research and development activities. During World War II Picatinny was a major large-caliber-round loading plant with 18,000 employees. Today, the facility develops new technologies for the US Armed Forces and builds various munitions, weapons and armor systems.

Population
6,586
Military Population
0
Avg. Home Price
$277,300
Avg. Monthly Rent
$1,309
*militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the mlitary *data based off of 2013 census data

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School Name Grade Address Type
A C Mac Kinnon Middle
137 East Central Ave WHARTON, NJ 7885
Grade
6 - 8
School Type
Public
Marie V Duffy
137 East Central Ave WHARTON, NJ 7885
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Celebrate The Children
345 S Main St WHARTON, NJ 7885
Grade
KG - 12
School Type
Private
Dover High
100 Grace St DOVER, NJ 7801
Grade
9 - 12
School Type
Public
North Dover Elem
51 Highland Ave DOVER, NJ 7801
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Canfield Ave
Canfield Ave MINE HILL, NJ 7803
Grade
PK - 6
School Type
Public
Academy St
14 Academy St DOVER, NJ 7801
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Dennis B O Brien Sch
Mineral Spring Dr DOVER, NJ 7801
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Dover Middle
302 East Mcfarlan St DOVER, NJ 7801
Grade
6 - 8
School Type
Public
East Dover Elem Sch
302 East Mcfarlan St DOVER, NJ 7801
Grade
KG - 6
School Type
Public
Fernbrook
206 Quaker Church Rd RANDOLPH, NJ 7869
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Public
Catherine A Dwyer
665 Mt Hope Ave WHARTON, NJ 7885
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public

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Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
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Avg. Rent
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
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Avg. Rent
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Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
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Avg. Rent
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Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
$523,100
Avg. Rent
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Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
$283,500
Avg. Rent
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Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
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Avg. Rent
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Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
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Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
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Avg. Rent
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3.4 miles
Distance
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Population
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Avg. Home Price
$344,300
Avg. Rent
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