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.

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* Militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Mount Arlington 3.3 miles 5,140 $313,100 $1,397
Morristown 9.0 miles 18,580 $382,500 $1,416
Lake Mohawk 9.1 miles 9,568 $363,300 $881
Budd Lake 8.4 miles 8,234 $324,200 $919
Chester 9.7 miles 1,557 $523,100 $1,063
Netcong 6.4 miles 3,248 $283,500 $1,094
Franklin 14.5 miles 4,994 $216,800 $1,123
Stanhope 6.4 miles 3,543 $240,300 $1,176
Victory Gardens 2.5 miles 1,646 $213,000 $1,247
Rockaway 3.4 miles 6,480 $344,300 $1,254

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