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You see them everywhere-on the sides of buildings, at waysides, bolted to rocks-outdoor signs that commemorate the history of an area. WARNING: There are already many historic marker categories restricted to geographic areas, particular subjects, or official lists. If the marker you are trying to Waymark fits in one of the existing categories, it is NOT allowed here. This category was conceived to fill the gaps these other categories miss. Click on "show additional information" before posting.
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Signs of HistoryKeystones - Ventnor City, NJ

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Two keystones from a nearby school that no longer stands in Ventnor City, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/4/2021

last visited: 3/4/2021

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Signs of HistoryLucy the Elephant - Margate City, NJ

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This 65-foot elephant gazing thirstily is a HUGE tourist attraction for Margate City. James V. Lafferty, Jr., was responsible for the designing and building of the wooden mega-pachyderm. The Elephant was constructed in 1881 by a Phila. contractor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 10/16/2009

last visited: 8/29/2018

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Signs of HistoryLeedsville Schoolhouse - Linwood NJ

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The Leedsville Schoolhouse, also known as Linwood School #1, was built in 1873.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/17/2020

last visited: 9/26/2021

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Signs of HistoryTransportation - Somers Point, NJ

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Shore Road, completed in 1731...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/14/2009

last visited: 2/27/2019

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Signs of HistoryGetting Around Somers Point - Somers Point NJ

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Due to its location on the water, this area has historically been a transportation hub. In 1717, John Somers, Supervisor of Roads for Cape May County, began work on the Nacote Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/22/2020

last visited: 9/26/2021

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Signs of HistorySomers Mansion - Somers Point NJ

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Somers Mansion, thought to be the oldest house in Atlantic County, was built in the early 1720’s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/22/2020

last visited: 9/26/2021

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Signs of HistoryEstellville Glass Factory - Estell Manor NJ

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The quiet woodland scene before you was a very different place 150 years ago. The ruins are the remains of the Estellville Glass Factory, which employed as many as eighty men and boys at its peak of operation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/7/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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Signs of HistoryThe Melting Furnace - Estell Manor NJ

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The Melting Furnace-Estellville Glass Factory— Estell Manor Park — The Melting Furnace was the heart of the glassworks. Here the silica sand, lime, and potash were melted into glass.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/6/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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Signs of HistoryThe Flattening House - Estell Manor NJ

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The Flattening House-Estellville Glass Factory— Estell Manor Park — When the split cylinder was moved to the Flattening House, it was placed on a smooth rotating “stone” made of fired clay.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/6/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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Signs of HistoryThe Pot House - Estell Manor NJ

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The Pot House-Estellville Glass Factory— Estell Manor Park —Pots were the clay crucibles used as containers in the furnace for melting the raw materials to make glass.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/6/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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Signs of HistoryPeace Pilgrim - Egg Harbor City, NJ

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A local sign of history tells the story about a remarkable lady of peace at a park dedicated to her and her ideals of peace. The sign is in the dirt in front of the metal fence that surrounds the park to the left of the gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/1/2010

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Roundhouse Museum - Egg Harbor City, NJ

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The site is also known as Dr. Smith's Sanitarium Site & more currently, the Round House, home of the Egg Harbor City Historical Society. Across the street, on bridge railing, is a neatly designed interpretive display which explains the whole story.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/22/2010

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMarshallville Historic District - Marshallville, NJ

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A sign about the historic district.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/14/2009

last visited: 9/22/2010

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Signs of HistoryThe Head of the River Church - Estell Manor NJ

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Head of the River M.E. Church and Cemetery-Est 1792.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/7/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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Signs of HistoryThe Tie That Binds - Estell Manor, NJ

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This sign of history is at a corner of a rural intersection, behind a large, black stone representation of the Ten Commandments. The sign is along Cape May Avenue, a small road which intersects two other main arteries.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/11/2010

last visited: 9/16/2010

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Signs of HistoryA Pane in the Glass Factory - Batsto, NJ

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This marker is inside the abandoned and preserved 18th century bog iron and glassmaking Batsto Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New Jersey

date approved: 10/11/2010

last visited: 8/30/2010

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Signs of HistoryManahawkin Railroad Station - Herritage Park - Manahawkin, New Jersey

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This Eagle Scout project was to install a historic marker about the history of this railroad station building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/30/2011

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRonald Reagan Rock - Hammonton, NJ

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The rock and plaque commemorate President's Reagan's visit to Hammonton, NJ on September 19, 1984. The rock is located at the busy intersection of Central and Bellevue Avenues.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/20/2010

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryWiltsey's Sawmill - Hammonton NJ

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Built by Charles Wiltsey in 1800. Later sold to David Albertso who ran the mill into the 1840's. Located on Great Swamp branch of the Egg Harbor River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/17/2020

last visited: 9/26/2021

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Signs of HistoryThe Story Of Atsion - Shamong NJ

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Atsion’s history begins with iron. In 1765 Charles Read purchased lands at Atsion and established an iron forge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: 9/26/2021

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Signs of HistoryAtsion Mansion - Shamong NJ

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The imposing, classically-inspired Atsion mansion was the height of fashion when Samuel Richards built it in 1826.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: 9/26/2021

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Signs of HistoryCarranza Monument - Tabernacle, NJ

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The "Lindbergh of Mexico, " Emilio Carranza Rodriguez, will forever be bound to a patch of forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He crashed here in July 12, 1928 and this sign tells of his spirit & heroism as the Mexican father of flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/6/2009

last visited: 4/30/2016

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Signs of HistoryThe Schooner AJ Meerwald - Bivalve, NJ

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The Schooner AJ MEERWALD is on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places and is representative of an important vessel type, the “new style” Jersey oyster schooner.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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Signs of HistoryDelaware Bay and River Port of Call - Bivalve, NJ

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According to Megan Wren, director of the Bayshore Discovery Center, “Bivalve is a gritty, working waterfront (town) that a casual visitor might call ‘lost in time’.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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Signs of HistoryBivalve Oyster Shipping Sheds - Bivalve NJ

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The Central Railroad of New Jersey built this long complex of 30 sheds in 1904 to process oysters that were harvested from the Delaware Bay. Originally, oysters were shipped in their shells via the railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 9/27/2021

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