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

Bethlehem Loading Co.

W.W.1 (World War 1)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 1, 2013
1. Bethlehem Loading Co. Marker
Inscription. Administration Buildings-These 8 buildings contained police barracks, horse stables, garage, U.S. Army office, the telephone exchange, employment and dispensary.
 
Erected by Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 39° 24.402′ N, 74° 44.448′ W. Marker is in Belcoville, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on New Jersey Route 50. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mays Landing NJ 08330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor! (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Estellville Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); The Daniel Estell House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Estellville Glass Factory (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Pot House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Flattening House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Melting Furnace (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Wheaton’s Shipyard (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Bethlehem Loading Co.. In the town of Belcoville the construction of a plan was started on April 3,1918. By July 1, the first 155 mm shell was loaded and by November, 56,000 shells were loaded and delivered. The 8 inch shell
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By Don Morfe, April 1, 2013
2. Bethlehem Loading Co. Marker
was started up and the 75 mm shell plant was 70% complete. The modern plant had 24 miles of track and military barracks to house 1,100 soldiers to guard the plant. The armistice ending World War I was signed on November 11, 1918 and the loading facility continued production into 1919.
 
Also see . . .  Bethlehem Loading Company History. (Submitted on April 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
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By Don Morfe, April 1, 2013
3. Bethlehem Loading Co. Marker
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By Don Morfe, April 1, 2013
4. Bethlehem Loading Co. Marker
Timekeeper's Tower
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By Don Morfe, April 1, 2013
5. Bethlehem Loading Co. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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