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Edison in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oak Tree Pond

Oak Tree Pond Historic Park

 
 
Oak Tree Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
1. Oak Tree Pond Marker
Inscription.  
The Oak Tree Pond, used by generations of residents for fishing and skating, has a surface area of one acre, making it the largest body of water in northern Edison.

Spring fed, the pond also receives runoff from the surrounding area. The outflow from the pond eventually flows into a small stream, entering the Bound Brook in the Dismal Swamp. It then joins the Green Brook, which flows into the Raritan River.

The pond is a great place to view various birds, such as Canada Geese, Mallard Duck, Great Blue Heron, egrets and migrating waterfowl. Red Tail and other hawks have also been seen in the park. Fish such as bass and sunfish, have been caught at the pond.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 34.601′ N, 74° 22.552′ W. Marker is in Edison, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Tree Avenue and North Dover Road, on the right when traveling west on Oak Tree Avenue. Marker is located in Oak Tree Pond Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edison NJ 08820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Oak Tree Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
2. Oak Tree Pond Marker
Oak Tree Pond can be seen in the background of this photo.
markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reuben Ayers House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oak Tree Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills (within shouting distance of this marker); Police Athletic League Memorial Field (approx. 1.7 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of South Plainfield (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away); “Terry Well” (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edison.
 
More about this marker. Photos on the marker depict Oak Tree Pond’s west shore in spring 2000 and Oak Tree Pond in 2006.
 
Marker in Oak Tree Pond Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
3. Marker in Oak Tree Pond Park
Marker as viewed from Oak Tree Pond image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
4. Marker as viewed from Oak Tree Pond
Oak Tree Pond image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
5. Oak Tree Pond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,452 times since then and 337 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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