Ventnor City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A City Is Born
The name Ventnor was given to this area by the Camden and Atlantic Land Company in 1889. The name was derived from a health resort the Isle of Wright in the English Channel.
In 1891, the Carisbrooke Inn was built on Harvard Avenue. This five-story hotel of over 300 rooms was the center of Ventnor seasonal social life until its clientele gradually built cottages of their own. Hence, a town was born. The city became incorporated in 1903.
Erected by City of Ventnor City, New Jersey.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 39° 20.555′ N, 74° 27.963′ W. Marker is in Ventnor City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Boardwalk and South Marion Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Boardwalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4900 Boardwalk, Ventnor City NJ 08406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Put On Your Best Suit! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Landmarks of Ventnor (approx. 0.4 miles CSure Children's Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Viking Row Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ventnor City Police Department (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ventnor City Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ventnor City POW-MIA Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ventnor City World War I Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventnor City.
More about this marker.
First residence house built in 1892;
Carisbrooke Inn circa 1900;
one of Ventnor's first cottages and its first post office.
Photos: Courtesy of A History of Ventnor written by Sarah Thompson.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.