Landing, New Jersey
Landing, New Jersey
|Elevation||922 ft (281 m)|
|Area code(s)||973 Exchange: 663|
|GNIS feature ID||0877660|
Landing is a small settlement and unincorporated community located within Roxbury Township, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The community is located on the south shore of Lake Hopatcong near Hopatcong State Park. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07850.
From the 1880s through the 1940s, it was a popular summer resort area, but by the 1970s it had evolved into a suburban community.
Landing was established as a popular and important resort community. Each summer, it attracted thousands of people to the shores of Lake Hopatcong. After World War II, it began to decline and transform itself into a large suburban neighborhood. In 2017, measures were passed to give the neighborhood a facelift, the plans including several new, modern buildings, parks and signs. The improvements are expected to be complete in late 2022.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Landing include:
- Karen Ann Quinlan (1954-1985), an important figure in the history of the right to die debate in the United States.
- DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 from the 2010 Demographic Profile Data for ZCTA5 07850, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 22, 2017.
- "Landing". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- McFadden, Robert D. "KAREN ANN QUINLAN, 31, DIES; FOCUS OF '76 RIGHT TO DIE CASE", The New York Times, June 12, 1985. Accessed August 22, 2017. "Four weeks after her birth, the Quinlans took out adoption papers and took her home to their two-story gray-and-white colonial-style house at 510 Ryerson Road in the Landing section of Roxbury Township, just above Lake Hopatcong in Morris County."