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Atsion General Store - Shamong Twp., NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 44.515 W 074° 43.555
18S E 523483 N 4399149
Quick Description: Located on Route 206 in Shamong Twp, NJ, this ranger station is responsible for Wharton Forest. The building was originally part of the town of Atsion and served as a general store (built in 1827) until its rehab.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2008 1:03:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM5D69
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

"ATSION, 124.2 (50 alt., 150 pop.), named for Atsionk Indians, has a few worn buildings along the banks of the Mullica River. A dam at the highway forms Atsion Lake (R), the millpond of an early bog-iron works. Below its spillway are the ruins of the Atsion Furnace, built in 1776, and a large stone and stucco mill building that in turn manufactured iron, paper, and cotton. A large, deserted house of square design (L), with wide porticos and iron pillars embossed at the base with the furnace brand "A," is the Samuel Richards Mansion, home of an eighteenth-century iron master. The general store is (L) close to the highway. A plain stuccoed building without an identifying signboard it resembles a small chapel with its small belfry and austere architectural lines, although a haymow door on the second floor does not conform to church design." --- New Jersey, a Guide to Its Present and Past, 1939; page 471-472

Atsion Office: (609) 268-0444

Atsion Ranger Station is on Route 206, eight miles north of Hammonton. Formerly the Atsion general store until the 1940s, this building now serves as the headquarters for Wharton State Forest. All camping permits/etc can be processed here. Atsion ranger Station is the premier meeting place for geocachers, jeepers and adventurers alike.

Book: New Jersey

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 471-472

Year Originally Published: 1939

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