Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A web application that allows for instant access to and the exploration of a wealth of information about Morris County’s cultural resources has been launched by the Morris County Department of Planning and Development and its Preservation Trust and Geographic Information Systems Divisions.

The Cultural Resource Inventory web application is designed for easy use for everyone from the professional historian to the lay person and everyone in between, said Jan Williams, cultural and historic resources specialist for Morris County.

The application,, uses the latest in GIS technology to provide information about the county’s cultural resources including historic sites and districts that are important culturally not only to Morris County but to the country as well, Williams said.

Available searches include both the State and National Register of Historic Places, architectural styles, architects, construction dates and a structure’s demolition date.

Viewers have the ability to customize their area of historical interest and see the results of their requested searches displayed on an electronic map that offers zooming capabilities, a combination of Imagery or Hybrid map views and the ability to add or subtract mapped layers such as street lines or railroads, Williams said.

Williams suggests viewers visit the “Morris County Themes” section of the application for historical resources pertaining to the American Revolution, authors, sports, railroads and other categories unique to Morris County.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Williams at 973-829-8120.