Washington Township

211 Route 31 North

Washington, NJ  07882

(908) 689-7200

 

 

 

Brass Castle

Brass Castle is located in the northwestern section of the Township, at the foot of Montana Mountain, and is surrounded by the Morris Canal, Brass Castle Creek and Pohatcong Creek. According to local tradition, the village was named after the cabin or "castle" of Jacob Brass. By 1874, this dispersed community consisted of a school, sawmill, gristmill, several smithies, and about a dozen residences. Other early industries included a brickyard and a paper mill. The village has grown considerably since 1955 as a suburb of Washington Borough.

Original Brass Castle Schoolhouse
Original Brass Castle Schoolhouse
The schoolhouse is now a private residence on Little Philadelphia Road.
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Smithy Buildings on Meadow-Breeze Lane 
Built 1817 by Adam Wandling whose father settled here in 1769.