Tag: road return


This Week in Chester History…

The Mendham-Chester Tribune alerted readers to a substantial WPA project occurring in Morris County. More than 2,500 miles of roads, highways, and other public thoroughfares throughout the county would be verified and indexed according to the Old Road Returns Survey. The newspaper explained, “a road return is a formal report certifying the establishment or elimination of any portion of a public route… It serves as the original deed of the road, and is filed as the basis of public title.”