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Ironia

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MUNICIPALITY

COUNTY

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40° 50' 3.66" N   /   74° 36' 44.820" W

RANDOLPH

MORRIS

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Named during the iron ore boom of Morris County in 1871, this small section of Randolph was initially conceived to be a major hub of homes, industry, and railroad connectivity. This never materialized, though, as the iron industry saw economic downturn just a few years later. The name stuck, but all the plans were put on what turned out to be a permanent hold.

This was a bit of a tricky visit; the landmark in the area is without question Bill's Luncheonette, existing as a general store and eatery since 1860. However, the building technically stands in neighboring Chester, and thus outside of the considered area of present-day Ironia; we decided to 'play it safe' at the elementary school a few hundred yards away, though a stop-in at Bill's is our absolute recommendation if you find yourself on this stretch of Dover-Chester Road.