"The Blueberry Capital of the World" (Westbound) - Hammonton, NJ
N 39° 37.568 W 074° 46.402
18S E 519450 N 4386287
Quick Description: This is one of two signs on the White Horse Pike which welcomes travelers to this Pinelands community. Why is it the blueberry capital? Due to its proximity to the Pine Barrens, the soil is largely sandy, making it ideal for growing blueberries.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2009 10:49:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM7V4A
This sign is on the westbound side of Route 30 (White Horse Pike) and marks the southeastern most boundary of the town. The billboard can be seen by those traveling back from the shore on their way to Western Jersey and Camden/Philadelphia. It is a small billboard with other sponsoring organizations having their own signs, beneath it. It is located on a bend in the road, across the street from a local convenience store. The sign is in a small dirt clearing. There are blueberries on the sign as well. The sign is sponsored by the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce. There is another sign similar to this which is much nicer, on the opposite side of the road, 3.22 miles away. That sign is further east.
I searched "The Blueberry Capital of the World" and several websites acknowledged this agricultural slogan to be accurate, including Wikipedia. I have walked around in the Pine Barrens in this town geocaching and have always come across wild blueberry plants pretty much everywhere.