Edison in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Oak Tree Pond
Oak Tree Pond Historic Park
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 Features • Waterways & 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 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 Edison and the Electric Railway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Thomas Alva Edison’s Menlo Park Invention Factory (approx. 2.1 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,917 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.