“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
North Wildwood in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hereford Inlet Lightouse

Borough of Anglesea 1885-1906

1874 Original Location of Hereford Inlet Lightouse on Seawall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sunny Mancini
1. 1874 Original Location of Hereford Inlet Lightouse on Seawall Marker
Inscription.  Work was completed in the spring of 1874 at this site, the original location of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. The fourth-order Fresnel Lens in the tower was illuminated for the first time on May 11, 1874. Erosion on the south side of the Inlet, due to repeated coastal storms, caused the foundation to be severely damaged, and the Lighthouse was moved 150 feet west in September 1913 to its current location. City of North Wildwood, New Jersey
Erected 2018 by City of North Wildwood, NJ. (Marker Number N3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1874.
Location. 39° 0.411′ N, 74° 47.498′ W. Marker is in North Wildwood, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Central Avenue, on the left when traveling north. On Seawall Behind Lighthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 N Central Avenue, Wildwood NJ 08260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (here, next to this marker); Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
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(a few steps from this marker); Hotel Anglesea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boardwalk (approx. 0.8 miles away); West Jersey and Seashore Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1883 Original Terminus Anglesea Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Boardwalk (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S. Life Saving Station No.35 (Tatham Life Saving Station) (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Wildwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Sunny Mancini of North Wildwood, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 11, 2018, by Sunny Mancini of North Wildwood, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 24, 2022