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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Somers Point, New Jersey

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Location of Somers Point, New Jersey
    Atlantic County (211)
    Burlington County (278)
    Camden County (104)
    Cape May County (69)
    Cumberland County (84)
    Gloucester County (54)
    Ocean County (47)
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1New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Bass Harbor
Bass Harbor was a busy port for barges and sloops which carried produce, wood and ice to local businesses and residences. From privateering and smuggling, to clamming and fishing, to recreational boating, the bayfront has always played an active . . . Map (db m64277) HM
2New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Bay Avenue Night Life
Gateway Casino, Tony Mart’s Bay Shores, Steel’s Ship Bar were all located at this end of Bay Avenue. They made up the musical heart of the bay-front, from the big bands and marathon dances of the 30’s and 40’s to the rock and roll greats of the 50’s . . . Map (db m64290) HM
3New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Burial Ground of Col. Richard Somers1737-1794
And his immediate family, Grandson of John Somers, First settler, 1693, member of 3rd Regiment, Gloucester County militia. Monument erected 1850 in memory of his son, Master Commandant Richard Somers, U.S.N. 1778-1804. Site restored 1981.Map (db m92407) HM WM
4New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Getting Around Somers Point
Due to its location on the water, this area has historically been a transportation hub. In 1717, John Somers, Supervisor of Roads for Cape May County, began work on the Nacote Trail. Now known as Shore Road, it connects Somers Point with Port . . . Map (db m64291) HM
5New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Richard Somers Memorial Building
Master Comandant, U.S.N. Richard Somers Memorial Building Dedicated Sept. 4, 1976 In His Honor Naval Hero Battle of Tripoli Sept. 15, 1778 — Sept. 4, 1804Map (db m108913) WM
6New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Shipbuilding
Due to the deepwater harbor and the availability of timber, shipbuilding thrived along the Great Egg Harbor Bay from 1860-1890. Three-masted schooners, the likes of the Emma Cottingham and the 21 Friends, as well as sloops and barges dotted the . . . Map (db m64278) HM
7New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Somers Mansion
Somers Mansion, thought to be the oldest house in Atlantic County, was built in the early 1720’s. The first record of the house is in the Meeting minutes of the Great Egg Harbor/Cape May Society of Friends in 1726 when the group met at the home of . . . Map (db m64293) HM
8New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Somers Point Bapist Church
Somers Point Bapist Church 1886 Shore Road Historic District Has Been Recognized As Historically Significant By The City of Somers Point, New JerseyMap (db m108914) HM
9New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Somers Point City Hall
Somers Point City Hall 1906 Shore Road Historic District Has Been Recognized As Historically Significant By The City Of Somers Point, New JerseyMap (db m108948) HM
10New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Somers Point World War I Memorial
. . . Map (db m108944) WM
11New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Somers Point World War I Monument
In Honor Of Those Who Served Their Country In The World War Roy Black · Chris Spitz · Raymond Fox · Madison Fox · Fred H. Manley · Forrest Conove · Oscar Doughty · Harrison Cramer · Albert Cramer · Charles H. Collins · William H. . . . Map (db m108945) WM
12New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Somers Point World War II Memorial
To Our Hero Dead in World War II 1941     1945 The City of Somers Point Pays Homage to The Memory Of These Valiants Who Gave The Last Full Measure of Devotion to Their Country James N. Chenoweth · H. Pual Clark · Edmond L. Eliason, Jr. · . . . Map (db m108947) WM
13New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Submarine Veterans Memorial
United States Submarine Veterans-our creed "To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of . . . Map (db m92408) WM
14New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — The Anchorage
Dating from the late 1800’s, this empire-style building was one of the many tavern-hotels in the historic district. Tourists came for fishing parties, sea bathing, hearty food, healthful sea air, and a bay view from the veranda.Map (db m64280) HM
15New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — Transportation
Shore Road, completed in 1731, was the main artery for transportation and trade connecting Nacote Creek (Port Republic) to Somerset Plantation (Somers Point) and to Cape May County by Job’s Ferry. In 1880, connecting Philadelphia to Ocean City, . . . Map (db m64289) HM
16New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace
Born at this site on September 15, 1778, educated in Philadelphia, Somers led the Battle of Tripoli and sacrificed his life on September 4, 1804. He is memorialized by both a monument at the U.S. Naval Academy and a U.S. Navy ship commissioned in . . . Map (db m92406) HM
17New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — World War Memorial BridgeErected 1933
In commemoration of the valor and services of New Jersey's soldiers, sailors, and citizens in the World WarMap (db m153624) WM
18New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — World War Memorial Bridge
Rededication in commemoration of the valor and services of New Jersey soldiers sailors and citizens in the First World WarMap (db m153629) WM
19New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — World War Memorial Bridge Across Great Egg Harbor BayHistorical Overview of Transportation
Transportation and the Development of Tourism in Ocean City Ocean City was founded in 1879 as a permanent community and seaside Christian resort where residents and summer visitors could enjoy physical and spiritual rejuvenation at the . . . Map (db m153625) HM
20New Jersey (Atlantic County), Somers Point — World War Memorial Bridge across Great Egg Harbor BayDesign and Significance
World War Memorial Bridge Design The World War Memorial Bridge over Ship Channel was a 47-span vehicular bridge designed to carry two lanes of traffic in each direction. The bridge measured 1,442 feet long and 40.3 feet wide. As shown in . . . Map (db m153628) HM
Apr. 15, 2021