Batsto in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Exploring the Pinelands
Pinelands National Reserve
Pinelands ecosystems include coastal wetlands, pine/oak upland forests, and white cedar swamps. A major influence on these resources lies within the sandy soil—over 17 trillion gallons of water are stored in the sands of the Kirk/Cohansey Aquifer---the primary source of drinking water for South Jersey residents.
Pinelands heritage, dating from prehistoric times, has helped create the landscapes of the Pines. Native Americans used the regions resources for food and shelter. Early settlers used cedar trees and bog iron as the basis for local industries. Today, cranberry and blue agriculture are the major Pinelands industries.
Despite the perception of a “barrens” landscape and generations of resource-based activities, the remarkable treasures of the Pinelands National Reserve continue to regenerate providing both inspirational and recreation opportunities for a visitor and resident alike.
Location. 39° 38.652′ N, 74° 38.802′ Touch for map. The marker is in Batsto Historic Village. Marker is in this post office area: Hammonton NJ 08037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wharton State Forest (here, next to this marker); Ore Boat or Barge (within shouting distance of this marker); Bog Ore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagon (about 500 feet away); Auxiliary Power System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swimming the Ladder to Success (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Pane in the Glass Factory (approx. ¼ mile away); William K. Phillis War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Categories. • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.