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Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey, United States of America (40.74092 -74.38367)

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Name: Chatham topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 40.72430 -74.39975 40.75521 -74.36307
Minimum elevation: 167 ft
Maximum elevation: 519 ft
Average elevation: 285 ft


The Passaic River, which rises at Millington Gorge in Long Hill Township and defines the Great Swamp, flows north along the eastern boundary of Chatham. A good crossing location, identified by Native Americans to early European settlers, figured significantly in the colonial history of the community. Fairmount Avenue ascends Long Hill perpendicularly from Main Street in the contemporary center of town to the highest elevation of the town among the Watchung Mountains. From there, one may see the lights of New York beyond the crest of the ridge hills of Summit and Short Hills. Water from artesian wells is stored at its crest to provide the drinking water for the community.

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