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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ocean County, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Ocean County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Ocean County, NJ (48) Atlantic County, NJ (269) Burlington County, NJ (322) Monmouth County, NJ (247)  OceanCounty(48) Ocean County (48)  AtlanticCounty(269) Atlantic County (269)  BurlingtonCounty(322) Burlington County (322)  MonmouthCounty(247) Monmouth County (247)
Toms River is the county seat for Ocean County
Adjacent to Ocean County, New Jersey
      Atlantic County (269)  
      Burlington County (322)  
      Monmouth County (247)  
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1New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — A Haven in the HeatCedar Bridge Tavern
The Pine Barrens has and will always be a fire prone area. In fact, many historic towns have come and gone due to fires that have claimed them. However, Cedar Bridge has remained a bastion of safety in the face of constant pressure from fire. As . . . Map (db m140171) HM
2New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Affair at Cedar Bridge1776-1783 — December 27, 1782 —
After searching several days for the notorious Capt. John Bacon, Capt. Richard Shreve of the Burlington County light horse and Capt. Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves near here at the Cedar Bridge . . . Map (db m42841) HM
3New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Affair at Cedar BridgeDecember 27, 1782 — 1776 – 1783 —
After searching several days for the notorious Capt. John Bacon, Capt. Richard Shreve of the Burlington County light horse and Capt. Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves near here at the Cedar Bridge . . . Map (db m70935) HM
4New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Fire: Nature’s Double AgentCedar Bridge Tavern
The word fire is most typically associated with destruction. However, in nature, fire is a natural ecological process that promotes growth, recycles nutrients, and helps create unique, crucial habitat that without it would disappear. Fire has . . . Map (db m140196) HM
5New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Historical HorticultureCedar Bridge Tavern
The Cranberry has a long and fascinating history within the Pine Barrens. Used extensively by the Lenape and early settlers, it was not until 1835 that the cranberry was cultivated in New Jersey. Here in Ocean County, John Webb was credited as the . . . Map (db m139287) HM
6New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Land Between the LinesCedar Bridge Tavern
The Lawrence Line is a remnant of history that harkens back to a time when the Garden State stood divided. There are in fact two lines that run North to South, dividing our state between East and West Jersey. Cedar Bridge is one of the properties . . . Map (db m139213) HM
7New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Last Stand of the RevolutionCedar Bridge Tavern
On December 27, 1782, Captain Richard Shreve of Burlington County Light Horse and Captain Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves at a nearby tavern. They had been searching for the notorious Captain John . . . Map (db m139205) HM
8New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — One in a Mill-ionCedar Bridge Tavern
Sawmills have been in existence as early as the 4th century. First seen in New Jersey around 1682, milled wood would become a staple export only 16 years later in 1698. As demand for lumber increased, sawmills began popping up across the . . . Map (db m139224) HM
9New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Welcome to East Jersey
Lawrence Line Surveyed 1743 by John Lawrence Crossing Surveyed by the Ocean County Engineering Department 2016Map (db m139217) HM
10New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Welcome to West Jersey
Lawrence Line Surveyed 1743 by John Lawrence Crossing Surveyed by the Ocean County Engineering Department 2016Map (db m139216) HM
11New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — A Vanishing Summer VisitorPiping Plovers — Coastal Habitats —
The sandy beach is home to breeding pairs of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus). They often follow each around the beach – one watching for predators while the other feeds. When searching for food, they will run a short distance, pause . . . Map (db m44009) HM
12New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Andrew Steelman
On October 25, 1782 Andrew Steelman and most of his crew, sleeping on the beach, were killed by Bacon’s Tories.Map (db m34605) HM
13New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Barnegat Lighthouse
Built 1857-58 by the Federal Lighthouse Board. First Lighted January 1, 1859. The present lighthouse replaced an earlier lighthouse built in 1834. The height of the light above sea level is 165 feet. Barnegat Lighthouse was built as a 1st . . . Map (db m34624) HM
14New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Birds of the BeachThe Sandy Beach — Coastal Habitats —
The tides and the sandy seashore provide plenty of food for numerous shorebirds. Many different birds coexist here because they feed on slightly different marine and sand dwelling creatures. The body structure and behavior of each species is . . . Map (db m44008)
15New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet
What am I looking at? The shelter in front of you and the equipment attached to the jetty behind you are components of a gauging station. The gauge is equipped to measure the amount of water flowing into and out of Barnegat Bay through . . . Map (db m88568) HM
16New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade
built this lighthouse in 1858. During the Civil War he commanded the Army of the Potomac, from Gettysburg to Appomattox (1863 – 1865) under Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant. [ Upper Marker: ] A portrait in bronze of the creator of Barnegat Lighthouse . . . Map (db m34623) HM
17New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maritime Forest TrailBarnegat Lighthouse State Park
Take a walk back through time when wooden schooners sailed the seas . . . When Cornelius May christened Barnegat Inlet “Barendegat” or “Breakers Inlet” in 1614, a vast maritime forest covered the barrier islands of New . . . Map (db m44011) HM
18New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maritime SentinelsAids to Navigation — Maritime History —
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, areas of danger, and to help set their course. Sandy Hook and Navesink Twin Lights marked the entrance to New York Harbor. Cape May and Cape Henlopen Lighthouses . . . Map (db m34701) HM
19New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Massacre at Long Beach
October 25, 1782, a British vessel ran aground near Barnegat City and was captured by patriot militiamen under Capt. Andrew Steelman. That night, while sleeping on the beach, Steelman and his men were massacred by Tory raiders led by John Bacon.Map (db m34603) HM
20New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Old Salty SurvivorsMaritime Forest — Coastal Habitats —
When soil conditions are relatively stable on the barrier island, tree seedlings may begin to grow in the moist protected hollows behind the dunes. These maritime forests must not only take root in constantly shifting sands, but also survive the . . . Map (db m44013) HM
21New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial
This monument is a memorial to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II and to the Merchant Mariners and Navy Armed Guard who served together aboard cargo ships, troop transports, and oil tankers that delivered war material to our troops overseas. . . . Map (db m34700) HM
22New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Vigilant GuardianAids to Navigation — Maritime History —
After a long journey across the Atlantic, mariners bound for New York Harbor welcomed the sight of the Barnegat Lighthouse lighting the way. It was constructed in 1834 as a navigational aid to guard Barnegat Inlet. Twenty years later, it was . . . Map (db m34625) HM
23New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Exploring The PinelandsPinelands National Reserve
The 1.1 million acre New Jersey Pinelands, covering nearly one quarter of the state, is a region of varied resources and opportunities. The Pinelands is home to almost twelve hundred species of plants and animals, many unique natural environments, . . . Map (db m92445)
24New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Pineland IndustriesDouble Trouble Village — Historic Settlements —
The buzz of a water-powered sawmill dominated the early years of at Double Trouble. Harvesting and milling Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaceyraris thyondous) for ship building and barrel and shingle making, led to the establishment of the first . . . Map (db m92446) HM
25New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Step into the PastDouble Trouble Village
Initially settled because of Atlantic white cedar lumbering operations, Double Trouble Village became active, self-contained cranberry production community from the early 1900s through the 1960s. The village, sawmill, cranberry bogs and processing . . . Map (db m92449) HM
26New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Welcome to Double Trouble State Park
Double Trouble State Park protects over 8,000 acres of distinctive pine barrens habitats and offers rare glimpses into local history. Come and explore the treasures and stories of Double Trouble. Double Trouble State Park, located on the . . . Map (db m92444)
27New Jersey (Ocean County), Brick — Van Wickle Potteryc. 1828-1850
In 1824, Nicholas Van Wickle purchased 400 acres at Turtle Gut on the south side of the old Manasquan River Bridge. He established his pottery at this site Plain grey stoneware decorated with blue hoops and simple brushed designs of flowers and . . . Map (db m86864) HM
28New Jersey (Ocean County), Egg Harbor Township — Pulaski Legion MemorialLittle Egg Harbor Massacre
This tablet erected by the Society of Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey to commemorate the massacre of a portion of the legion commanded by Brigadier General the Count Casimir Pulaski of the Continental Army in the Affair at Egg Harbor, New . . . Map (db m29783) HM
29New Jersey (Ocean County), Lakehurst — Airship Hindenburg Disaster
Historic landmark commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Airship Hindenburg Disaster. On this site - May 6, 1937, 7:25 P.M. 36 people perished.Map (db m4628) HM
30New Jersey (Ocean County), Lakehurst — Hangar No. 1Lakehurst Naval Air Station
Hangar No. 1 Lakehurst Naval Air Station has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating . . . Map (db m4630) HM
31New Jersey (Ocean County), Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park — Grand Army Of The Republic Memorial
To perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the RepublicMap (db m42156) HM
32New Jersey (Ocean County), Little Egg Harbor — The Defense of Little Egg Harbor1776-1783 — Pulaski’s Massacre —
October 15, 1778, the largest military engagement in what is today Ocean County occurred near this site. A force of 200 British and Loyalist Troops under the command of Capt. Patrick Ferguson surprised and defeated a portion of Brig. Gen. Casmir . . . Map (db m92441) HM
33New Jersey (Ocean County), Manahawkin — Manahawkin SkirmishDecember 1781 — 1776 - 1781 —
On this ground, Capt. Reuben Randolph led the Manahawkin militia (Company 5, 2nd Monmouth) against a force of British loyalists that was twice as large and commanded by the notorious Capt. John Bacon. During the action, Lines Pangborn was killed, . . . Map (db m40580) HM
34New Jersey (Ocean County), Manesquan — Captain Samuel Allen
To perpetuate the memory of Captain Samuel Allen Organizer and leader of a regiment of Volunteer Minute Men of the New Jersey coast during the Revolutionary War 1775 — 1783 This stone marks the spot where Capt. Alan executed . . . Map (db m201127) HM
35New Jersey (Ocean County), Point Pleasant Beach — 1st Sgt. Leonard G. LomellSecond Ranger Battalion
Dedicated to 1st Sgt. Leonard G. Lomell, a former member of Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army, World War II, in recongnition of his Distinguished Service to his unit and country. On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1st Sgt. Lomell, as an . . . Map (db m7733) HM
36New Jersey (Ocean County), Point Pleasant Beach — Point Pleasant Beach World War I Memorial
1917 - Honor Roll - 1918 [The plaque contains the names of 137 Point Pleasant Beach men who fought in World War I.] This tablet erected and dedicated by the citizens of Point Pleasant and vicinity. May 30, 1925 The Memorial was . . . Map (db m7802) HM
37New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Anchor from the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CV-151944-1969 — 15 Ton —
Served with distinction during Kamikazi attacks in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. It later joined fleets in the Atlantic and Mediterranean and played a part in America’s early space program. Returned John Glenn, the first American to orbit . . . Map (db m92451) WM
38New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Captain Joshua Huddy
Revolutionary War Patriot led his men at the Block House Battle on the banks of the Toms River. Was captured and hung by the British at Graveley Point, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on April 12, 1782. He gave his life for American independence.Map (db m92450) WM
39New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Captain Joshua Huddy
Joshua Huddy is celebrated as the Patriot hero of the Toms River Blockhouse Fight, but few know about his colorful past. Huddy was born in 1735 in Salem County, New Jersey. He was the oldest of seven brothers. Although he was raised in a . . . Map (db m139186) HM
40New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Elizabeth Sculthorp ForceWomen’s Heritage Trail — Teacher and Social Reformer —
Elizabeth Schulthorp Force (1902-2007) brought national fame to Toms River Schools and community with courses in Family Relationships and Social Behavior, designed and taught by her to local high school students from 1942 to 1957. News of both her . . . Map (db m92452) HM
41New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Huddy’s Hanging Stalls Peace Talks
After the Toms River Blockhouse fight, British sailors and soldiers hunted for Captain Joshua Huddy who had escaped into the surrounding area. The Associated Loyalists, a unit organized by the former Tory Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin . . . Map (db m139169) HM
42New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Old Revolutionary Cannon
Mounted by Toms River Camera Club 1908Map (db m26363) HM
43New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Preserving Baymen HeritageIndustry & Trade — Maritime History —
Local mariners or “baymen,” found that they could support themselves almost entirely from the rich harvest of waterfowl, crabs, flounder, clams, oysters, and other native resources of the back bays. To navigate the shallow depths of . . . Map (db m26364) HM
44New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — The British Attack Toms RiverToms River Blockhouse
The bloody fighting of the American Revolutionary War lasted for more than seven years and resulted in the loss of over 25,000 American lives. When British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army to General George Washington’s . . . Map (db m139167) HM
45New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Block House
Approximate site of the Toms River Block House. Burned by the British March 24, 1782.Map (db m15685) HM
46New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Block House
The original fort which stood on the hill on Robins Street, was attacked by invading British forces on March 24, 1782. Both the fort and the entire Village of Toms River were destroyed by fire.Map (db m139203) HM
47New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Blockhouse Fight1776 - 1783 — The Joshua Huddy Affair, March 24, 1782 —
The nearby blockhouse, manned by Patriot Capt. Joshua Huddy’s New Jersey State Artillery of twenty-five men, was besieged by a force five times its size. Area Commander Maj. John Cook, six militiamen, and two Loyalist officers were killed. Huddy and . . . Map (db m139191) HM
48New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Township’s First Park
Huddy Park began as a tiny marsh island near the northern bank of the Toms River. Starting in the 1890s, the owner of what was then called Gowdy Island, began filling in the marsh using material excavated from the hill on Robbins Street. Over . . . Map (db m139245) HM
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Aug. 9, 2022