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Pittsgrove Township in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Island Point Picnic Area

 
 
Island Point Picnic Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
1. Island Point Picnic Area Marker
Inscription.  Island Point was originally constructed by Company 1225 of the Civilian Conservation Corps as a picnic area. The work included the demolition of 18 cottages along the south shore of the lake, clearing of 3 acres of woods, construction of a footbridge, 2 toilets, a shelter, 4 hand water pumps, 8 fireplaces, 21 picnic table/bench units, a canoe dock and parking lot. The CCC spent 8,578 man hours and the project cost a total of $25,111.50 in 1937.
 
Erected by New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list.
 
Location. 39° 30.408′ N, 75° 8.083′ W. Marker is in Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Parvin Mill Road 1.3 miles south of Almond Road (County Road 540), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmer NJ 08318, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles
Island Point Picnic Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
2. Island Point Picnic Area Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thundergust Cabin Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery G.A.R. Monument (approx. 5.1 miles away); Freedom Is Not Free (approx. 5.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Vice Admiral Wallace M. Beakley Square (approx. 6 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Vineland's Own (approx. 6 miles away); Corp. Daniel B. Rhubart (approx. 6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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